MediaFire Terms of Service
If you are using the Services on behalf of a company, organization or branch of government, you affirm that you have the authority to accept this Agreement on behalf of your company or organization and all references herein to ‘you’ or ‘your’ will refer not only to yourself but also to the company or organization.
IF YOU DO NOT FULLY AND COMPLETELY AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT AND YOU, AS A RESPONSIBLE USER, CHOOSE TO CONTINUE TO USE THE SERVICES, YOU WILL BE BOUND TO THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT.
MediaFire (also referred herein as “us”, “we” or “our”) may modify the Agreement which will become effective immediately upon its posting to the website. Your continued use of the website and any associated services indicates your acceptance of changes to the Agreement and you agree to be bound by such modification or revisions. If you are dissatisfied with anything related to the MediaFire website, your sole remedy is to discontinue use of the Services. You use the Services of MediaFire at your own risk. Nothing in the Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.
Ability to Accept Terms of Service
MediaFire Free Services are available to anyone over the age of 13, in observance of and compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. If you are under 13 years of age, then do not use the Service. There are lots of other great web sites for you. Talk to your parents about what sites are appropriate for you.
MediaFire premium services are available to anyone over the age of 18.
Accounts for business, organizations or government entities must be created and maintained by an individual capable of and authorized to enter into binding contracts on behalf of the entity. You affirm that you are fully able to enter into, abide by and comply with the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this Agreement.
Which means: You’re over 18 and have authority and permission to accept this Agreement.
Content – It’s Yours
When you upload text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, audiovisual combinations, interactive features and other materials that may be viewed on, or accessed through the Services, we refer to it as “Content”. You affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to store, share or distribute the Content.
You retain all of your ownership rights in your Content. We don’t claim any ownership in or to any of your Content.
Which means: If you created it, it’s yours. If any piece of it was created by someone else, you swear you have their permission to store it for your own use or share it. We don’t claim we own any of it.
To enable MediaFire to provide the Services, it is necessary for you to hereby grant MediaFire a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable limited license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, or display Content in connection with the Services.
Which means: You give us limited permission to do what you need us to do, like show your Content to you or people you share it with, store it on our servers and make redundant backups so there is more than one copy of it.
It’s All About You
You control your Content through your account and/or cookies which may be placed on your computer or other devices.
You are responsible for any costs associated with backing-up or restoring your Content.
You are solely responsible for your Content and your interactions with other users of the Services.
When you allow other users access to your Content, you, not MediaFire, are responsible for what others do with it.
You agree, while using MediaFire Services, that you may not:
Alter or modify any part of the Services;
Use the Services for any illegal purpose;
Use any robot, spider, offline readers, site search and/or retrieval application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion of the Services, with the exception of public search engines;
Transmit any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses or other items of a contaminating or destructive nature, except when transmitting to a knowing recipient while conducting security research;
Distribute any Content that includes code hidden or otherwise contained within the Content which is unrelated to the Content;
Reformat or frame any portion of any web page that is part of the Services without the express permission of MediaFire;
Collect or harvest any personal identifiable information or account names or solicit users;
Impersonate another person, whether real or fictional;
Permit any third parties to use your name and password;
Violate or attempt to violate MediaFire systems or interfere with the normal use of the Services by users;
Resale MediaFire's products and Services;
Post advertisements, promotions or solicitations of business;
Transmit any form of solicitation or Spam;
Distribute any Content that falsely implies sponsorship of the Content by the Services, falsify or delete any author attribution in any Content, or promote any information that you know is false or misleading;
Distribute an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's trademarked or copyrighted work;
Distribute Content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, harassing, threatening, unlawful or promotes or encourages illegal activity;
Distribute Content that violates the rights of others, such as distributing Content that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or violates any right of privacy or publicity, or that is libelous or defamatory, or that directs any user to the content of a third party without consent of the third party;
Defame or libel any person; invade any person's right of privacy or publicity or otherwise violate, misappropriate or infringe the rights of any person;
Export or re-export Content in violation of the export or import laws of the United States or without all required approvals, licenses and exemptions;
Distribute any links to any external Internet sites that are obscene or pornographic, or distribute pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind.
In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of the Content. You will comply with United States laws regarding transmission of data.
Content is provided to you AS IS. You understand that when using the Services, you will be exposed to Content from a variety of sources, and that MediaFire is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against MediaFire with respect thereto, and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, agree to indemnify and hold harmless MediaFire, its owners, operators, affiliates, licensors, and licensees to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to any Content and your use of the Services. You acknowledge your use of Content is at your sole risk.
Which means: Play Nice. You are solely responsible for everything you share or any interactions you have through MediaFire.
To access or benefit from the Services or features on MediaFire, you may have to create a MediaFire account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your access information and are responsible for all activities that occur utilizing your information. You should only access your MediaFire account from a trusted network. Although MediaFire will not be liable for any losses you might suffer, you may be liable for the losses of MediaFire or others.
MediaFire & Services
MediaFire does not endorse any Content, including, but not limited to, its accuracy, completeness, appropriateness or legality, stored on or distributed through the Services and MediaFire expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Content. Content is yours, not ours.
MediaFire Content may contain links to external sites; however, MediaFire is not responsible for any availability of or the content on or through any external site.
When MediaFire removes or disables Content for policy violations, the user who posted the Content may receive a strike. The user is notified of the violation. Repeated policy violations may result in account termination. MediaFire reserves the right to determine what is harmful to its users, operations, or reputation including any activities that restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Services. Complaints about violators of our policies should be submitted to our abuse department. Each complaint will be investigated and appropriate action will be taken.
MediaFire may change, suspend or discontinue all or any aspect of the Services at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or Content, without prior notice or liability.
Light patterns, like those which might be displayed when using the Services, may result in epileptic seizures in some people. Discontinue use of the Services, if advised by your physician or you experience epileptic symptoms.
Which means: You are solely responsible for your Content. Important data should be stored in more than one place. When receiving Content from a 3rd party, always exercise caution.
Software, Applications, Modifications & License
MediaFire Services may include special applications, application programming interfaces, installable software, or developer resources you can download and install on your desktop, mobile phone or other devices with Internet capability to enhance your ability to interact and benefit from the Services (“Software”). This Software may require periodic modifications/updates, which may occur automatically or require you to initiate them. The Software is a copyrighted work of MediaFire and is governed by the terms of this Agreement. MediaFire grants you a “Limited License” to use the Software solely to interact with the Services.
When you download and/or use the Software, you accept this Limited License. MediaFire grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable, worldwide, royalty-free limited license to use the Software on any device you own or control. This Limited License is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by MediaFire, in the manner permitted by this Agreement. You may not rent, lease, lend, sell, trade, redistribute, assign or sublicense your rights to use the Software, grant a security interest in or over your rights to use the Software, or otherwise transfer any part of your rights to use the Software. You may not, or permit anyone else to, copy (except as expressly permitted by this license), decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, attempt to derive the source code of, modify, or create derivative works of the Software, any updates, or any part thereof (except as and only to the extent any foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law or to the extent as may be permitted by the licensing terms governing use of any open sourced components included with the Software). Any attempt to do so is a violation of the rights of MediaFire and its licensors. If you breach this restriction, you may be subject to prosecution and damages. The terms of the Limited License will govern any upgrades provided by MediaFire that replace and/or supplement the original Software, unless such upgrade is accompanied by a separate license, in which case the terms of that license will govern.
Nothing in this Agreement grants you any right, title, or interest in the Services, Software or Content (other than your own) or to use any MediaFire trademark, logo, domain name (or any derivative thereof), branding or features.
Which means: MediaFire will offer you the ability to download and use new applications from time to time and may update the software periodically. MediaFire owns all its software and applications, regardless of who provided input or may make modifications to it, and only you may use it under this licensing agreement.
DMCA: Digital Millennium Copyright Act
If your copyrighted or trademarked works are being distributed through the Services without your permission, please see our Copyright page for information on how to make a claim. Claims will be processed in accordance with United States law.
Which means: Go to the Copyright page for legal guidelines, contact us, and we’ll respond ASAP.
MediaFire Premium Accounts - Payment, Renewal and Cancellation
Premium Services (“Subscription”) require you to pay a fee, which is described in greater detail below. You agree to pay all fees and charges you incur, in US dollars with a major credit card accepted by MediaFire. Subscription fees are non-refundable except as expressly set forth below. You hereby authorize us to charge your credit card to pay for the ongoing cost of Subscription. Payment for the appropriate Subscription and/or Services will be made by automatic charges to your credit card. Upon its expiration, your Subscription will be automatically renewed for a term (1) equal to the original subscription term or (2) in accordance with the terms of a special subscription offer (“Promotion”), and continually renewed for equal terms thereafter, unless you terminate your Subscription pursuant to the process set forth below. You acknowledge and agree that the authorization to charge your credit card for our Subscriptions shall automatically transfer to any successors or assigns of the Services.
The billing period ends each term on the anniversary of your activation date. You agree to pay all fees and charges that you incur through your account, including, but not limited to, applicable taxes. You will be responsible for charges for any products or services that you purchase that are offered for sale through our Services. In addition, you are responsible for paying any amounts billed to your credit card by someone who uses your card, such as a secondary card holder or family member, or if you authorized use of your card by someone else for the initial Subscription. If payment cannot be charged to your credit card or your payment is returned to us for any reason, including chargeback, we reserve the right to either suspend or terminate your account and our obligations under this Agreement. If you provide us with a new/updated card and are successfully charged, your renewal period will be based on the original renewal date and not the date of the successful charge.
PROMOTIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE RENEWED AT THE THEN CURRENT NON-PROMOTIONAL FEE. SOME YEARLY PLANS, WERE OFFERED FOR THE INITIAL 12 MONTHS ONLY AND MAY BEGIN BILLING MONTHLY STARTING THE 13TH MONTH AFTER SIGNUP. From time to time, we may offer different subscription plans and the fees for such plans may vary. A detailed description of current premium services and features can be found on the Product Matrix page or by contacting Customer Service.
Premium services offer "Rollover Bandwidth". Unused bandwidth in each billing period will become available in subsequent billing periods, without time limitations for usage. If you upgrade your plan, you will be billed immediately for the new plan and any unused bandwidth from your previous plan will be rolled over into your new plan. Additional increments of bandwidth may be purchased for immediate use, which qualifies as Rollover Bandwidth. This one time purchase is not a recurring charge and will not affect the pricing of your Subscription service. You may view your billing history from your My Account page.
Bandwidth in a premium account is consumed by anyone, including you, who download your file(s). From your My Account page, you may view stats about your bandwidth usage.
You may cancel a Subscription at any time through your My Account page. Your account will remain active for the remainder of the term for which you have previously paid after which it will revert to a standard free account and be subject to the restrictions of a free account. Cancellation of your Subscription will not relieve you of any obligations to pay accrued charges, including any prorated charges accrued for the billing cycle in which your Subscription is cancelled. We are not responsible for any accounting errors or oversights older than sixty (60) days. MediaFire may, without compensation or proration, cancel your Subscription in the event of nonpayment or dispute of payment or if you violate any terms or conditions of this Agreement.
Which means: Your credit card will automatically be charged for renewals. Promotional and some yearly subscription plans, at renewal, are billed monthly at the then current fee. You can cancel at any time from your account, or contact customer service. You can buy an upgraded account or services. Bandwidth is used by anyone downloading your Content.
MediaFire may approve a thirty (30) day money-back guarantee, after a review of Services utilized, which would apply only to the initial charge of your first Subscription with MediaFire. The guarantee does not apply to re-established subscriptions, changes in subscriptions or creations of subsequent subscriptions. Your account will then revert to a free account and be subject to the restrictions of a free account.
REFUND REQUESTS should be submitted to MediaFire by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Which means: First time users may request a refund of their first month Subscription fee and be converted to a free account user.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, MEDIAFIRE, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES AND YOUR USE THEREOF.
NEITHER MEDIAFIRE NOR ANY PROVIDER OF ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT WARRANTS THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR MAKES ANY WARRANTY OF THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SERVICES OR CONTENT. BOTH THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. NEITHER MEDIAFIRE NOR ANY THIRD PARTY MAKES ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES OR CONTENT OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD THROUGH THE SERVICES.
NEITHER MEDIAFIRE NOR ANY THIRD PARTY WARRANT THAT ANY FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. YOU AGREE THAT YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES AND THE ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT. MEDIAFIRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR CONTENT OR FOR ANY VIOLATION OF ITS AGREEMENT.
FOR CLARITY, MEDIAFIRE ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SERVICES, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SERVICES, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICES. MEDIAFIRE DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ANY HYPERLINKED SERVICES OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND MEDIAFIRE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION.
Which means: Standard contract capitalized language. Internet services are great but nothing is perfect and we’re not responsible if something goes wrong.
Limitation of Liability
NEITHER MEDIAFIRE NOR ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDER SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL MEDIAFIRES AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOUR OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICES EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100). THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN MEDIAFIRE AND YOU. IN STATES NOT ALLOWING EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, MEDIAFIRE AND ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDER SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
The Services are controlled and offered by MediaFire from its facilities in the United States of America. MediaFire makes no representations that the Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Services from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
Which means: Also standard contract capitalized language. This clarifies that we limit our responsibility if something goes wrong.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold MediaFire and its affiliates, and both MediaFire and their respective officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, information providers and licensors harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, damages, obligations, costs and expenses, including attorney's fees, incurred by any MediaFire Party in connection with any Content or use of the Services, whether via your password and by any other person, whether or not authorized by you. MediaFire reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with MediaFire's defense of such claim. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the Services.
Which means: If we get in trouble because of something you did or should have done, you’ll defend us in court or help us defend ourselves.
The Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by MediaFire without restriction.
The Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without reference to principles of choice of law. You and MediaFire each irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of the federal or state courts located in Harris County, Texas ("Courts") with respect to any action, suit or proceeding arising out of or related to the Agreement or to the Services and /or Content and waive any objection to venue in any of the Courts for such as action, suit or proceeding; additionally, you agree that you will not bring any such action, suit or proceeding in any court other than the Courts.
No failure in delay in exercising or enforcing this policy shall constitute a waiver of the Agreement or any other right or remedy. If any provision of the Agreement is deemed unenforceable due to law or change in law, such a provision shall be disregarded and the balance of the Agreement shall remain in effect.
YOU AND MEDIAFIRE AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SERVICES MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ARISES, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
Which means: Standard contract language. All disagreements will be heard in Harris County, Texas, USA within one year.
Please submit reports of any violations to our support department.
Revised: November 4th, 2013