Terms of use

Firstly, welcome to Cinestaan.com, the home of Indian Cinema.

All services and features, both online and offline, offered by Cinestaan.com are subject to these terms and conditions and by accessing features and services of Cinestaan.com through the website, affiliates and or mobile applications, You agree to these terms and conditions.

Please also note that Cinestaan.com may, at regular intervals, change its terms without prior notice. We request You to visit this page to stay updated about our terms of use.

Usage rights

Subject to your compliance with these Conditions of Use and your payment of any applicable fees, Cinestaan.com or its content providers grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable license to access and make personal and non-commercial use of the Cinestaan.com Services, including digital content available through the Cinestaan.com Services, and not to download (other than page caching) or modify this site, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Cinestaan.com.

The Database and editorial Services of Cinestaan.com or any portion of such services may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Cinestaan.com. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of any Cinestaan.com Service or its contents or any derivative use of this site or its contents. All licenses are non-exclusive and all rights not expressly granted to you in these Conditions of Use or any applicable Terms are reserved and retained by Cinestaan.com or its licensors, suppliers, publishers, rights holders, or other content providers. You will use all Cinestaan.com Services in compliance with all applicable laws.

In addition, you agree that You will not use Cinestaan.com service for

  1. A purpose that's unlawful, illegal or forbidden by law.
  2. Copy, modify, download, decompile, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign or otherwise transfer any intellectual property including any Content other than as may be specifically agreed.
  3. Do any act, including without limiting, running internet relay chats, crawlers or any other acts that may adversely affect the Website or the Content.
  4. Store and/or display and/or publish any offensive content, which without limitation includes all grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, libelous, hateful, racially/ethnically objectionable, pornographic, pedophilic, erotic, or otherwise lewd or obscene content.
  5. Use any robot, spider, or other automatic or manual device or process for the purpose of compiling information regarding the identification, address or other attributes of any Website user, or to recreate in original or modified form any substantial portion of the Website.
  6. Do any act that violates Cinestaan.com's intellectual property in the Website, the Content or any intellectual property rights of any third-party.
  7. Do any act that is harmful to minors.
  8. Do any act that deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of any of the Content available on the Website or impersonates any person.
  9. Do any act that threatens the interests of the Republic of India.

If you want to use any Content for purposes other than the permitted purposes, you may contact Cinestaan.com via email and Cinestaan.com will have the discretion to decide whether to grant You such permission and on what terms such permission shall be granted. Cinestaan's decision in this respect shall be final and binding.

Where we have sourced Content available on the Website from other third-party it may be possible that such third-party may impose additional terms regarding the usage of such Content. In such a case, your access and use of such Content shall be governed by these Terms in addition to the additional terms imposed by such third-party.

Robots and Screen Scraping: You may not use data mining, robots, screen scraping, or similar data gathering and extraction tools on this site, except with our express written consent as noted below.

Framing: You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Cinestaan.com without express written consent.

Meta Tags: You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing Cinestaan.com's name or trademarks without the express written consent of Cinestaan.com. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Cinestaan.com.

Licensing Cinestaan.com Content; Consent to Use Robots and Crawlers: If you are interested in receiving our express written permission to use Cinestaan.com content for your non-personal (including commercial) use, please write to us at product@cinestaan.com. We do allow the limited use of robots and crawlers, such as those from certain search engines, with our express written consent. If you are interested in receiving our express written permission to use robots or crawlers on our site, please contact the product team at product@cinestaan.com.

Linking to Cinestaan.com: You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to Cinestaan.com so long as the link does not portray Cinestaan.com, its services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any Cinestaan.com logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.

Intellectual Property Rights

Cinestaan.com respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we request our users to do the same.

Images: Images used by Cinestaan.com have been contributed by users and collectors at various online and offline events. Cinestaan.com does not claim ownership rights to any of these images (unless specified). You are not allowed download, print, sell, resale or use such material for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Copyright Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Cinestaan.com's product team the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Cinestaan.com and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed.

  1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon
  3. A description including the URL(s) of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
  4. Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  5. A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  6. A statement by you, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

For all electronic communication, please write to the product team directly at product@cinestaan.com. You can also courier all the documents to

The Product Team
C/O Cinestaan Digital Pvt Ltd
D block, 5th Floor, Shiv Sagar Estate,
Dr. Annie Besant Road,
Mumbai – 400018

Videos: In order to provide accurate information to our users, Cinestaan.com may indulge in the use of embed codes available from trusted sources. Cinestaan.com understands that such Content are intellectual property of the content owner and the website from where the content is being embedded. Cinestaan.com claims no ownership for such content and is not legally bound by showing such content. The ownership of such content lies with the content owner and the website the content is being embedded from.

Your access and use of such Content shall be governed by these Terms in addition to the additional terms imposed by such third-party.

While Cinestaan.com will try its best to ensure that its users do not come across dead links, since the ownership of such content is not with Cinestaan.com, it does not guarantee the availability of such content at all times.

Sourced articles: For the benefit of its users, Cinestaan.com will source articles from third-party sites. The ownership of such content lies with the third-party and it may be made unavailable if the third-party wishes to. Your access and use of such Content shall be governed by these Terms in addition to the additional terms imposed by such third-party.

Cinestaan.com follows a takedown policy

All contributions by users including but not limited to images, video links, reviews, comments, opinion, surveys, lists and other user generated content will go up on Cinestaan.com the way it is posted. Cinestaan.com follows a take-down policy and we will remove the content if

  1. Our moderators feel that the content is not appropriate to be on public domain
  2. If there is a copyright infringement
  3. If other users of Cinestaan.com feel that the content is offensive, derogatory and or affects the general sentiment of users of Cinestaan.com

When such incidents happen, the decision of the moderators of Cinestaan.com is final.


There will be features on Cinestaan.com where it is mandatory for user contribution to pass through moderation before it is made publicly available. Decision of moderators of Cinestaan.com will be final in such cases.

When you login to Cinestaan.com

If you use any Cinestaan.com Service, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of log-in information and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. Cinestaan.com reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in its sole discretion.

When you post content on Cinestaan.com

Visitors may post reviews, comments, and other content; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of your content. Cinestaan.com reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content.

Your License to Cinestaan.com

If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant Cinestaan.com a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant Cinestaan.com and its sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Cinestaan.com for all claims resulting from content you supply. Cinestaan.com has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Cinestaan.com takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third-party.

Governing Law/Dispute Resolution

All matters pertaining to Cinestaan.com (including its validity, performance and breach) shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Republic of India applicable to contracts made and to be performed entirely in India without regard to principles of conflict of laws. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Agreement will be finally resolved through arbitration in Mumbai, India in accordance with the rules and procedures of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 then in force, conducted by a single arbitrator experienced and knowledgeable in the entertainment industry with the right to conduct discovery. Each party retains the right to obtain judicial assistance for the following reasons: (a) to compel arbitration; (b) to obtain interim measures of protection pending or during arbitration; and (c) to enforce any decision of the arbitrator, including the final award. The parties agree that the courts of Mumbai, India are appropriate courts within which to hear such matters and/or enforce each award, the site user hereby consent to and submit to the jurisdiction of the courts located in the Mumbai, India and waive any defenses based upon lack of personal jurisdiction or venue or inconvenient forum.