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What information do we collect

We collect information from you when you register on our site and gather data if you participate our forum by reading, writing, and evaluating the content shared here.

When registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your name and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site without registering. Your e-mail address will be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the e-mail address.

When registered and posting, we record the IP address that the post originated from. We also may retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server.

What do we use your information for

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience —  your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our site — we continually strive to improve our site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To improve customer service — your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To send periodic emails — the email address you provide may be used to send you information, notifications that you request about changes to topics or in response to your user name, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

How do we protect your information

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

Data retention policy

We will make a good faith effort to:

  • Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server no more than 90 days.
  • Retain the IP addresses associated with registered users and their posts no more than 5 years.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. By using our website, you permit OSMC to store cookies on your computer.

Third party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Your consent

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our site and not to information collected offline.

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This document is CC-BY-SA. It was last updated Nov 18th, 2015.

Terms of Service

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the OSMC website and all content, services and products available at or through the website, including, but not limited to OSMC update services, OSMC blog and the OSMC Hosting service ("Hosting"), (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and operated by Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd. The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, OSMC’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd (collectively, the "Agreement").

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.

Your OSMC Account

If you create an account on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account. You must immediately notify Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

Responsibility of contributors

If you post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, "Content"), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

  • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
  • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
  • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
  • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
  • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party; your content is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
  • your content is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company; and you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd or otherwise.

User content license

Unless otherwise specified, user contributions are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Code contributions will be licensed under the General Public License Version 2. Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd’s reasonable opinion, violates any Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd’s sole discretion. Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

Payment and renewal

General Terms

Optional paid services or upgrades may be available on the Website. When utilizing an optional paid service or upgrade, you agree to pay Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated. Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you begin utilizing the service or upgrade and will cover the use of that service or upgrade for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. These fees are not refundable.

Automatic renewal

Unless you notify Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel a service or upgrade, your subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Subscriptions can be canceled at any time.


Hosting, Support Services

Optional Hosting and Support services may be provided by Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd under the terms and conditions for each such service. By signing up for a Hosting/Support or Support services account, you agree to abide by such terms and conditions.

Responsibility of Website Visitors

Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

Content posted on other websites

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which OSMC links, and that link to OSMC. Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd does not have any control over those non-OSMC websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-OSMC website or webpage, Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-OSMC websites and webpages.

Copyright infringement and DMCA policy

As Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by OSMC violates your copyright, and if this website resides in the USA, you are encouraged to notify Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd in accordance with Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") Policy. Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd or others. In the case of such termination, Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd.

Intellectual property

This Agreement does not transfer from Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd to you any Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd. Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd, OSMC, the OSMC logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with OSMC, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd or Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd or third-party trademarks.


Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd reserves the right to display advertisements on your content unless you have purchased an Ad-free Upgrade or a Services account.


Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd reserves the right to display attribution links such as ‘Powered by OSMC,’ in your content footer or toolbar.


Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.


Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your OSMC account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website is provided "as is". Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that cess thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd Privacy Policy with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which this website resides or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.


This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd, or by the posting by Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of England and Wales, excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the courts localed in England and Wales. The arbitration shall take place in a court located in England or Wales, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

If we decide to change our Terms of Service, we will post those changes on this page.

This document is CC-BY-SA. It was last updated 2nd Feb 2015.

Trademark information

OSMC is a registered trademark of Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales (09025303).

OSMC is highly renowned for its stability, performance and high quality products. It is imperative that we protect the OSMC brand and preserve the high level of expectations that users have of OSMC.

You may only use the OSMC trademark to:

  • i) Describe a genuine OSMC product or service;
  • ii) To state that another product is compatible with or can be used with an OSMC product or service;

You may not use the OSMC trademark to:

  • i) use the OSMC trademark as part of your company name, company logo or product name;
  • ii) use the OSMC trademark as part of the domain name for your website;
  • iii) use the OSMC trademark to claim that your product, service or website is endorsed or associated with OSMC or OSMC products and services;
  • iv) manufacture, sell or give away any items of mechandise with OSMC marks;
  • v) resell the OSMC product bundled with any 'addons', legal or illegal;
  • vi) resellers of OSMC cannot modify disk images. You must use official disk images from this website with no changes and the SD card cannot be 'booted' for testing.
  • vii) use the OSMC trademark or a name or logo which are similar to them in a way that will damage our brand or reputation;

Additional guidelines:

  • i) Any use of the OSMC trademark must be accompanied by “OSMC is a registered trademark of Sam Nazarko Trading Ltd”.
  • ii) if you are using the OSMC trademark commercially, OSMC would appreciate a charitable donation and reserves the right to charge for a royalty. By redistributing OSMC commercially you acknowledge this. This is particularly applicable to vendors who have persistently distributed OSMC with 'addons' in the past.

If we decide to change our Trademark policy, we will post those changes on this page. This document was last updated Sep 2nd 2015.


End-User License Agreement for OSMC

This End-User License Agreement (EULA) is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and the mentioned author (OSMC) of this Software for the software product identified above, which includes computer software and may include associated media, printed materials, and “online” or electronic documentation (“SOFTWARE PRODUCT”).

By installing, copying, or otherwise using the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, you agree to be bounded by the terms of this EULA.
If you do not agree to the terms of this EULA, do not install or use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.


You may use, distribute and copy OSMC under the terms of GNU General Public License version 2 which you should have received with this software.



The Author of this Software expressly disclaims any warranty for the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT and any related documentation is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement. The entire risk arising out of use or performance of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT remains with you.


In no event shall the author of this Software be liable for any special, consequential, incidental or indirect damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use this product, even if the Author of this Software is aware of the possibility of such damages and known defects.

Project aims

OSMC is a free and open source project and strives to be the leading media center experience. This is an ambitious goal, given that OSMC is not a traditionally commercial product in its nature. OSMC aims to:

  • Be simple and fast to install
  • Be friendly to use
  • Be innovative and always offer the latest features
  • Provide support for your native language

OSMC is a community driven project: software development is directed by community wishes. We listen to user feedback which allows us to identify where OSMC needs further refinement.

Customisation services

White label solution

OSMC offers a white label solution which does not have OSMC branding. This is useful for hotels, airports and other buildings with large amounts of visitors who would like a stable, reliable and expansive media center solution. This also benefits our project financially, which allows us to invest more resources in the project. We are able to offer the following:

  • Custom splash screens
  • Custom string modification
  • Lockdown: removal of certain features, packages, restriction to only play certain streams or from certain shares etc.

Although you could make these changes yourself, letting us take care of it will guarantee:

  • Support when it's needed
  • A solution that you are happy with
  • All system updates, with your branding preserved on each update

You should note that OSMC is licensed under the GPL and as such any changes to the source code made must be made available to anyone requesting them. If you are interested in this service, you can contact us for a quote here.