of Website Use
Set forth below are the terms and conditions (these "Terms and Conditions") governing the BeatStars.com Inc web site located at, or linked to through, the root URL www.BeatStars.com, which may expand or change from time to time (the "Website"). As used herein, the term "BeatStars.com" refers to BeatStars.com, the sole owner and operator of the Website; the term "you" or "your" refers to an individual, representing yourself or, if applicable, acting as legal representative for a group, business entity or corporation.
Use of Materials Found on the Website: The information, artwork, text, video, audio, pictures, software and other intellectual property (collectively, "Materials") contained on the Website are protected by copyright and international laws. You may only access and use the Materials for personal or educational purposes or as expressly provided for in applicable BeatStars.com program terms and conditions. You may not otherwise reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, modify or create derivative works of the Materials, unless authorized by the appropriate copyright owner(s). In the event that you print Materials found on the Website, you must include any copyright notice originally included with the Materials on all copies. You may not link directly to any media file located on a BeatStars.com server, except where explictly allowed to do so. You should not attempt to claim any Materials as your own work. Any computer software downloadable or otherwise available on the Website is provided subject to the terms of the applicable license agreement. Before using any BeatStars.com logo or trademark, please contact BeatStars.com.
Copyright and Trademark Infringement Policy and Notification Procedure: BeatStars.com does not own the musical compositions, sound recordings, art or other written or visual images (collectively, the "Content") posted by third parties to the Website. All Content is posted by an individual, group or company (collectively, the "Artist") who has represented and warranted to BeatStars.com that, among other things, neither the Content nor the names, trademarks and service marks under which Content is promoted (collectively, the "Name") infringes any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights, rights of publicity or privacy, or moral rights (see the section titled 'Representations and Warranties' of the current BeatStars.com Music Submission Agreement at http://www.BeatStars.com/docs/legal.cfm). Buyers are subject to clear any samples on any composition purchased.
Since BeatStars.com is not in a position to determine who has the prevailing claim to use any particular Content or Name posted to the Website, its policy on such matters is that they be resolved directly by the parties alleging misuse of their Content and/or Name (the "Complainants") and the Artists. We recommend that Complainants immediately notify Artists about allegations of infringement by going to the Artist's page on the Website, clicking the Contact link and contacting the Artist directly. It has been BeatStars.com's experience that most Artists are honest and responsible citizens who may not realize they are engaged in infringing activities. Typically, once notified of a claim, Artists voluntarily cease using such infringing Content and/or Name on the Website and elsewhere.
Refund policy: BeatStars.com does not offer refunds. If there are any issues with a premium service or an ordered item please contact BeatStars.com immediately, we aim to solve any issue amicably. Premium services (recurring billings) can be cancelled anytime for any reason. Cancellations by the individual, group or company that signed up for the premium service (collectively, the "Subscriber") will be effective after the paid period. In case of cancellation by the Subscriber the period that is already paid for will not be reimbursed. The premium service will then remain active until the end of the paid period. BeatStars.com reserves the right to cancel premium services for any reason at any time without notification. If BeatStars.com cancels a premium service before its expiration date, Subscriber might be entitled to a pro-rated refund of the last payment. No refund will be given if user violated the Terms and Conditions of Web Site Use, or the Music Submission Agreement.
Premium service can be cancelled by emailing info@BeatStars.com with cancellation request and artist name or order ID. Cancellation will be confirmed by email.
Your Conduct: You shall use the Website for lawful purposes only. You shall not post or transmit via the Website any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, or which, without BeatStars.com's express prior approval, contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services.
In addition, if we feel that a user abuses the BeatStars.com site in any way, we reserve the right to share certain information with third parties. Abuses include (but are not limited to) posssible copyright infringement, possible libel and slander, possible credit card fraud. BeatStars.com reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, and/or cancel orders at its sole discretion and without notification..
Content: The Website offers a wide selection and variety of content to our members and users. Content may contain profanity or otherwise inappropriate or offensive material for children or other members and/or users. Members and/or users must evaluate and bear the risk associated with the use of the Website and related services. BeatStars.com suggests that parents should supervise their children"s on-line activities and consider using parental control tools available to help provide an appropriate on-line environment for their children. Users are also encouraged to contact BeatStars.com for evaluation of possible offensive material. BeatStars.com reserves the right to act on such notices at its sole discretion.
Warranty Disclaimer. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE AND RELATED SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE WEBSITE, MATERIALS AND RELATED SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. BEATSTARS.COM INC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THE WEBSITE OR ANY MATERIALS THEREIN, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING BY LAW OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. IN ADDITION, BEATSTARS.COM INC MAKES NO REPRESENTATION THAT THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. BEATSTARS.COM INC WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS ON THE WEBSITE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT OR MATERIALS PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH OR OTHERWISE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE. PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF PROFESSIONALS, AS APPROPRIATE, REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF ANY SUCH OPINION, ADVICE, INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL BEATSTARS.COM INC BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, OTHER THAN AS REQUIRED UNDER APPLICABLE CONSUMER-PROTECTION LAW. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS EXCLUDING OR LIMITING ANY LIABILITY BEYOND WHAT IS PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitation of Liability. By availing yourself of the Website, Materials or related services, you agree to release and hold BeatStars.com and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of BeatStars.com, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, any entity controlling, controlled by or under common control with BeatStars.com, any third-party providers or sources of information or data and legal advisers (collectively, "BeatStars.com Affiliates") harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising from or related to the Website, Materials or related services including but not limited to: (a) telephone, electronic, hardware or software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties of any kind; (b) failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions; (c) any condition caused by events beyond the control of BeatStars.com that may cause the Website or related services to be disrupted or corrupted; (d) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of your use of the Website, Materials or related services; or (e) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Website, Materials or related services. In addition, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold BeatStars.com Affiliates harmless from any claim, suit or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by a third party due to or arising out of your utilizing the Website, Materials or related services, your violation or breach of these Terms and Conditions, your violation of any rights of a third party, or any other act or omission by you. IN NO EVENT WILL BEATSTARS.COM BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, STATUTORY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY LOSS OF REVENUE ARISING OUT OF YOUR AVAILMENT OF MATERIALS (HOWEVER ARISING, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), EVEN IF BEATSTARS.COM WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
General Provisions: You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of or with parties found on or through the Website, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations applicable to such dealings, are solely between you and such parties. These Terms and Conditions are governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within California between California residents. Legal proceedings related to the matters herein shall be brought in and adjudicated solely in the courts of Sunnyvale, California, United States of America. Both parties consent to extra-territorial service of process and submit to the jurisdiction of said courts. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. BeatStars.com's failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms and Conditions set forth the entire understanding and agreement of the parties as to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior proposals, discussions or agreements with respect thereto. A printed version of these Terms and Conditions and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms and Conditions to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
Age requirements for use of the Service: This Service is available for individuals aged 13 years or older. If you are 13 or older but under the age of 18, you should review these terms and conditions with your parent or guardian to make sure that you and your parent or guardian understand these terms and conditions.
Modification of Terms and Conditions: From time to time BeatStars.com may modify these Terms and Conditions in its sole discretion. When such modification is made, BeatStars.com will post a revised version of these Terms and Conditions on the Website. Modifications will be effective when they are posted. BeatStars.com is not required to provide you with notification that any such modification has been made. It is your responsibility to review these Terms and Conditions from time to time to be aware of any such modifications. Each time you log on to the Website, you will be deemed to have accepted any such modifications.
1) Term and Territory
3) Grant of Rights
Licensor hereby licenses the Content to Licensee for distribution and exploitation as follows:
4) Promotional & Other Rights
6) Accountings & Audits
All statements shall be binding upon Licensor and not subject to objection by Licensor unless specific objection in writing, stating the basis thereof, is given to Licensee within two (2) years from the date the statement is rendered, viewed, and/or downloaded. Licensor shall have two (2) years from the date each statement is rendered, viewed and/or downloaded to conduct an inspection of Licensee’s books and records specifically relating to Licensor’s sales and payment activity. Such inspection shall take place at the location where Licensee normally keeps such books and records and shall be conducted during normal business hours. All such inspections shall be made upon prior written notice to Licensee at least thirty (30) days prior to the date Licensor intends to conduct such inspection. Licensor may only inspect records relating to each statement once and may only conduct such an inspection once a year. Licensee shall have the absolute right in accounting to Licensor to rely upon the statements received by Licensee from third parties and shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever for any error, omission, or other inaccuracy of any such statement(s) or information received by Licensee. However, if Licensee knows or has a reliable business reason to know of an error, omission or other inaccuracy in such third party statement or information, Licensee shall promptly act to correct it and when corrected, Licensee shall appropriately correct Licensor’s statement and Revenue.
Licensee and Licensor shall keep the terms and conditions of this Agreement confidential both during the Term and thereafter, and shall not disclose any information concerning the terms and conditions of this Agreement to any other person or entity. Each party may refer generally to the existence of this Agreement but shall not reveal the terms of this Agreement, including but not limited to the payment provisions, other confidential information, proprietary information, business plans, business models, customers, clients, technology, products, or any other information which either party identifies as confidential (collectively, the “Confidential Information”) without the prior written consent of the other party. Either party may disclose the Confidential Information on a “need to know” basis to its attorneys, financial, and other advisors who are under a duty of confidentiality to the disclosing party without the prior written consent of the other party so long as those agents are informed of this Confidentiality provision and agree to be bound by it and maintain the Confidential Information confidential. If required by law or governmental regulation, either party may disclose the Confidential Information only after it provides the other party with notice of the potential disclosure and the other party has the opportunity to narrow the information to be disclosed or dispute the disclosure. Nothing in this provision shall prohibit either party from disclosing that an agreement exists between Licensor and Licensee so long as the terms and conditions of this Agreement are not disclosed.
8) Warranties and Representations
A. Licensor’s warranties and representations.
B. Licensee warranties and representations.
11) Survival of Revenues
Upon expiration or termination of this Agreement, all Revenues received by Licensee for the Content shall continue to be subject to the payment provisions outlined in paragraph 5 above for so long as Licensee receives such Revenues. After termination or expiration of this Agreement, the minimum payment threshold referenced in paragraph 5 shall not apply and Licensee shall pay Licensor its percentage of all Revenues received regardless of the amount payable.
12) Mediation & Arbitration
If a dispute arises out of or relates to this Agreement, or if there is a breach of this Agreement, and the dispute cannot be settled or resolved, then the dispute or breach shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules. The controversy or claim shall be settled by three (3) arbitrators, and all hearings shall be held in San Francisco, California. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrators may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. In rendering the award, the arbitrators shall interpret this Agreement in accordance with the substantive laws of California without regard to its conflict of laws rule. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a third party claim is brought against Licensee for copyright infringement, violation of rights of publicity, rights of privacy, or other unauthorized use of Content which is contrary to the rights granted by Licensor to Licensee in this Agreement, Licensee shall not be bound by this Arbitration provision and may defend itself and make a claim against Licensor in the appropriate court of law and/or equity.
The Parties have entered into this Agreement on the date first written above.
Revenue Shares For Pro & Unlimited Members Licensee shall pay Licensor the following percentage of “Revenue” as defined in the Agreement: For Revenue received for full Master downloads and for “Streaming” of Masters: Eighty Percent (80%) For Revenue received for Music Videos. Eighty Percent (80%) For Revenue received for Ring Tones, True Tones and Ring Back Tones: Eighty Percent (80%) If applicable subject to an Addendum, For Revenue received for synchronization/licensing: Eighty Percent (80%) For all other sales not included above: (by way of example only, “wallpapers” or images, sponsorship opportunities and other Revenue generated as a result of strategic partnerships) Eighty Percent (80%) --- Revenue Shares For FREE & Gold Members Licensee shall pay Licensor the following percentage of “Revenue” as defined in the Agreement: For Revenue received for full Master downloads and for “Streaming” of Masters: Seventy Percent (70%) For Revenue received for Music Videos. Seventy Percent (70%) For Revenue received for Ring Tones, True Tones and Ring Back Tones: Seventy Percent (70%) If applicable subject to an Addendum, For Revenue received for synchronization/licensing: Seventy Percent (70%) For all other sales not included above: (by way of example only, “wallpapers” or images, sponsorship opportunities and other Revenue generated as a result of strategic partnerships) Seventy Percent (70%)