The Spotify® Premium for Students Tier
Effective as of August 29, 2018
Terms and Conditions
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY AND IN FULL. THEY CONTAIN CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS ON THE AVAILABILITY AND USE OF SERVICES THAT ARE MADE AVAILABLE AS PART OF THE SPOTIFY PREMIUM FOR STUDENTS TIER, INCLUDING SPOTIFY’S ABILITY TO CHANGE WHICH THIRD PARTY SERVICES ARE MADE AVAILABLE FROM TIME-TO-TIME.
The Spotify Premium for Students Tier (the “Student Tier”) is made available by Spotify (as defined in the Spotify Terms and Conditions of Use), subject to these terms and conditions (the “Student Tier Terms”). The Student Tier enables Qualifying Students (as defined below) to subscribe to the Spotify Premium Service (as defined in the Spotify Terms and Conditions of Use) for the advertised discounted monthly price plus applicable taxes. Spotify may also, from time-to-time, make available access to certain third party services to Qualifying Students (each a “Partner Service”) as part of their subscription to the Student Tier.
A. Use of the Student Tier is only open to students at US Title IV accredited higher education institutions in the US who meet additional qualifications described below (“Qualifying Students”).
B. You will be required to submit certain information sufficient for us to verify that you are a Qualifying Student. This includes your name, valid educational institution, email address, date of birth and/or other documents (“Qualifying Information”), as well as your payment details.
C. We will use the services of SheerID, Inc. (“SheerID”), a third party, to assist with verifying your Qualifying Information. SheerID will process your Qualifying Information and confirm your student status to us. Spotify may also receive your Qualifying Information and share such information with SheerID. We reserve the right to determine if you are a Qualifying Student in our sole discretion. Spotify will store your name, educational institution name, email address and date of birth.
3. Accessing the Student Tier.
B. If you are already subscribed to the Spotify Premium Service when you complete your verification as a Qualifying Student and sign up process, the first Discounted Month (as defined below) will start after the expiration of the period of the Spotify Premium Service or Unlimited Service (as defined in the Spotify Terms and Conditions of Use) that you have already paid for. If you are a Free or new Spotify user, the Discounted Month will start after you have activated your access to the Student Tier. You may only be subscribed to the Student Tier under one Spotify account.
4. Duration and cancelation.
A. Qualifying Students can receive the advertised discounted monthly subscription to the Spotify Premium Service for each month (each a “Discounted Month”) up to a period of twelve (12) consecutive months ("Discount Period"). Qualifying Students are entitled to activate up to three (3) additional Discount Periods for themselves by re-submitting their Qualifying Information for re-verification.
B. If you were an existing Qualifying Student subscribed to the Student Discount Offer or the Spotify Student Hulu Bundle (under which the discounted monthly access to the Spotify Premium Service was previously made available) as at the date these Student Tier Terms came into effect (collectively, “Legacy Student Subscribers”), your remaining Discount Period (if any) will be unchanged, provided you are still eligible.
C. Qualifying Students that are not able to activate any additional Discount Periods will automatically migrate to a subscription to the Spotify Premium Service on a monthly recurring basis, at the then-full price, after the end of the Discount Period. If you do not want your subscription to migrate to the Spotify Premium Service at the end of the Discount Period, you can cancel your subscription at any time by following the steps outlined below.
D. You may cancel your subscription to the Student Tier at any time by logging into your Spotify account and following the prompts on the Account page, or by clicking here and following the instructions. Cancelation will take effect at the expiration of the then-current Discounted Month.
E. If you cancel your subscription to the Student Tier at any time during the Discount Period, you may re-activate your subscription, but any used Discounted Months will be deducted from the Discount Period, so that you only receive any remaining unused months from that Discount Period.
F. You may also delete your Spotify account at anytime by logging into your Spotify account and following the prompts on the Account page or click here and follow the instructions.
5. Availability of the Student Tier.
Spotify reserves the right to terminate, modify or suspend the Student Tier in whole or in part at any time and for any reason. After such time, Spotify shall not be obligated to permit any further subscriptions to the Student Tier.
If Spotify increases its monthly fee for the Student Tier in the future, we will provide you notice and an opportunity to cancel. If not cancelled, price changes will take effect at the start of the next Discounted Month following the date of the price change. You can cancel your subscription to the Student Tier at any time prior to the commencement of the new billing cycle. By not canceling and continuing to use the Spotify service after the price change takes effect, you agree to be charged the new price.
Neither prepaid cards nor Spotify gift cards can be used as a valid payment method for this offer.
7. Partner Services.
A. From time-to-time, Spotify may add or remove certain Partner Services to the Student Tier at its discretion with or without notice. The availability and use of each Partner Service will be subject to the provisions of this section 7 (each a set of “Partner Service Terms”).
B. To access a Partner Service, Qualifying Students will be required to affirmatively activate their access by following the steps outlined by Spotify in each case, subject to any eligibility restrictions that may exist in relation to each Partner Service and as contained within these Student Tier Terms. To activate access, Qualifying Students that are new to a Partner Service must create an account. In the case of certain Partner Services, Qualifying Students using an existing Partner Service account that is eligible (where relevant) may be required to take further steps, such as by switching the billing of that account from being billed by the Partner to a billing method specified by Spotify or by cancelling their existing subscription with the Partner Service and re-attempting the activation process.
C. Some US States and Territories may require that certain Partner Services are taxed in a different way to the Spotify Premium Service. In such cases we will charge you, on a monthly subscription basis, the applicable taxes in respect of your ability to access all Partner Services as follows:
i. in the case of new subscribers to the Student Tier, from the moment you complete the process of subscribing to the Student Tier; or
ii. in the case of Legacy Student Subscribers, from the moment you commence the process of activating any one Partner Service from your Spotify Services page.
In each case, all applicable taxes will be charged regardless of whether you use any of the Partner Services.
D. Whilst a Partner Service is included within the Student Tier, you may only access it for as long as you remain subscribed to, and eligible for, the Student Tier and subject to any restrictions on eligibility for that Partner Service.
E. Any Partner Services that are added to the Student Tier will be made available on a monthly basis, unless otherwise noted.
F. Unless stated otherwise in relation to a particular Partner Service, Partner Services cannot be accessed via Student Tier subscriptions that are not billed directly by Spotify (e.g. by cable or telecommunications providers).
G. Only one account for each available Partner Service may be activated and used for each Student Tier subscription.
H. In the event that eligibility restrictions of certain Partner Services prevent a Qualifying Student from accessing that service through his or her Student Tier subscription, the monthly cost of the Student Tier shall remain unchanged.
I. All billing and cancellation issues with respect to a Partner Service accessed via a Student Tier subscription are between the Qualifying Student and Spotify - not with the third party offering the Partner Service (each a “Partner”).
J. You may delete your account with a Partner Service at any time, upon which you will lose access to that Partner Service. Your Student Tier subscription will be unaffected (provided you continue to be eligible) and you will continue to be charged the advertised price plus applicable taxes - unless you cancel. If Spotify ceases to offer a particular Partner Service, we may notify you using information you provide to us.
L. Neither Spotify nor any Partner will be liable to you or any other person in the event of any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the access to any Partner Service. Except where prohibited by applicable law, Spotify reserves the right to amend, modify or waive the Partner Service Terms at any time in its sole discretion.
M. The Partner Services listed below are those that are made available within the Student Tier. This selection is subject to change from time-to-time in accordance with these Student Tier Terms. Additional terms specific to your ability to access and use a particular Partner Service, to the extent applicable, are set out below and are incorporated into these Student Tier Terms.
Spotify makes available the Hulu Plan (the “Hulu Partner Service”) as part of the Student Tier for the advertised price plus applicable taxes.
The following eligibility restrictions apply to those Qualifying Students wishing to use the Hulu Partner Service as part of their Student Tier subscription:
i. You must be a new or returning Hulu subscriber. If you are an existing Hulu subscriber, you must be a Hulu-billed plan subscriber. If you are an eligible existing Hulu subscriber when you register for the Hulu Partner Service, you will not receive a prorated credit or refund from Hulu for the then current billing month.
ii. If you register for the Hulu Partner Service with an email address linked to an existing Hulu subscription, your Hulu account is ineligible if you currently:
a. subscribe to the Hulu (No Ads) or Hulu + Live TV plans;
b. subscribe to any Hulu plan with a premium network add-on (e.g., HBO or Showtime); or
c. pay for your Hulu subscription through a third-party (e.g. Roku).
iii. If you register for the Hulu Partner Service as an ineligible subscriber, you will be charged for both your existing Hulu and Student Tier subscriptions for as long as you keep both.
C. Your Use of Hulu.
Spotify makes available the Showtime Service (the “Showtime Partner Service”) as part of the Student Tier for the advertised price plus applicable taxes.
The following eligibility restrictions apply to those Qualifying Students wishing to use the Showtime Partner Service as part of their Student Tier subscription:
i. You must be a new or returning Showtime subscriber. If you are an existing Showtime subscriber and wish to consolidate your existing Showtime account with your Student Tier subscription, you must complete the following steps:
a. cancel your existing Showtime subscription and wait until the billing date of that subscription has passed; and
b. re-attempt the activation of the Showtime Partner Service using your existing Showtime login on your Spotify Services account page.
C. Your Use of Showtime.