Groovo Terms of Use

Last updated: July 1, 2019

Please read these Terms of Use ("Terms", "Terms of Use") carefully before using the Groovo mobile application (“Software") and other services including the Software (collectively, "Services") operated by Buzzmusiq Inc. (“Buzzmusiq”, "us", "we", or "our").

Your access to and use of the Services is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Services.

By accessing or using the Services you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Services.

1. How this Agreement Works.

1.1 Eligibility.

You may only use the Services if you are (a) over 13 years old and (b) allowed by law to enter into a binding contract.

1.2 Privacy.

The Privacy Policy at Privacy Policy governs any personal information you provide to us. By using the Services you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy.

1.3 Availability.

Pages describing the Services are accessible worldwide but this does not mean all Services or service features are available in your country, or that user-generated content available via the Services is legal in your country. We may block access to certain Services (or certain service features or content) in certain countries. It is your responsibility to make sure your use of the Services is legal where you use them. Services are not available in all languages.

2. Use of Service.

2.1 License.

Subject to your compliance with these terms and the law, you may access and use the Services. The Software is licensed, not sold, only in accordance with these terms.

Certain components of the Service and Software are subject to separate license terms, including “free” or “open source” software (“Separately Licensed Code”). As required by the terms of the relevant Separately Licensed Code licenses, Buzzmusiq presents the list of such products and the modifications we made to it.

The components of software referenced on this page have been provided under one or more open source licenses, and the list is complete to the best of our knowledge. If you believe any additional products should be provided under the applicable open source license, please contact us at legal@Buzzmusiq.com and provide in detail the product or code module in question. Buzzmusiq is committed to meeting the requirements of the open source licenses including the GNU General Public License (GPL).

2.2 Intellectual Property.

We respect intellectual property rights and ask you to do the same. As a condition of your access to and use of the Services, you agree not to use the Services to infringe on any intellectual property rights. We reserve the right, with or without notice, at any time and in our sole discretion to block access to and/or terminate user who infringes or is alleged to infringe any copyrights or other intellectual property rights.

2.3 Content

(a) Buzzmusiq Content

As between you and Buzzmusiq, all content, software, images, text, graphics, illustrations, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, music on and “look and feel” of the Services, and all intellectual property rights related thereto (the “Buzzmusiq Content”), are either owned or licensed by Buzzmusiq, it being understood that you or your licensors will own any User Content (as defined below) you upload or transmit through the Services. Use of the Buzzmusiq Content or materials on the Services for any purpose not expressly permitted by these Terms is strictly prohibited. Such content may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed or otherwise exploited for any purpose whatsoever without our or, where applicable, our licensors’ prior written consent. We and our licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to their content.

You acknowledge and agree that we may generate revenues, increase goodwill or otherwise increase our value from your use of the Services, including, by way of example and not limitation, through the sale of advertising, sponsorships, promotions, usage data, and except as specifically permitted by us in these Terms or in another agreement you enter into with us, you will have no right to share in any such revenue, goodwill or value whatsoever. You further acknowledge that, except as specifically permitted by us in these Terms or in another agreement you enter into with us, you (i) have no right to receive any income or other consideration from any User Content (defined below) or your use of any musical works, sound recordings or audiovisual clips made available to you on or through the Services, including in any User Content created by you, and (ii) are prohibited from exercising any rights to monetize or obtain consideration from any User Content within the Services or on any third party service ( e.g. , you cannot claim User Content that has been uploaded to a social media Software such as YouTube for monetization).

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Terms, you are hereby granted a non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable, worldwide license to access and use the Services, including to download the Software on a permitted device, and to access the Buzzmusiq Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use through your use of the Services and solely in compliance with these Terms. Buzzmusiq reserves all rights not expressly granted herein in the Services and the Buzzmusiq Content. You acknowledge and agree that Buzzmusiq may terminate this license at any time for any reason or no reason.

NO RIGHTS ARE LICENSED WITH RESPECT TO SOUND RECORDINGS AND THE MUSICAL WORKS EMBODIED THEREIN THAT ARE MADE AVAILABLE FROM OR THROUGH THE SERVICE.

You acknowledge and agree that when you view content provided by others on the Services, you are doing so at your own risk. The content on our Services is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our Services.

We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that any Buzzmusiq Content (including User Content) is accurate, complete or up to date. Where our Services contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to pre-screen, monitor, review, or edit any content posted by you and other users on the Services (including User Content).

(b) User-Generated Content

Users of the Services may be permitted to upload, post or transmit (such as via a stream) or otherwise make available content through the Services including, without limitation, any text, photographs, user videos, sound recordings and the musical works embodied therein, including videos that incorporate locally stored sound recordings from your personal music library and ambient noise (“User Content”). Users of the Services may also extract all or any portion of User Content created by another user to produce additional User Content, including collaborative User Content with other users, that combine and intersperse User Content generated by more than one user. Users of the Services may also overlay music, graphics, stickers and other elements provided by Buzzmusiq (“Buzzmusiq Elements”) onto this User Content and transmit this User Content through the Services. The information and materials in the User Content, including User Content that includes Buzzmusiq Elements, have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on the Services do not represent our views or values.

Whenever you access or use a feature that allows you to upload or transmit User Content through the Services (including via certain third party social media Softwares such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter), or to make contact with other users of the Services, you must comply with the standards set out in Groovo Terms of Use. You may also choose to upload or transmit your User Content, including User Content that includes Buzzmusiq Elements, on sites or Softwares hosted by third parties. If you decide to do this, you must comply with their content guidelines as well as with the standards set out in Groovo Terms of Use. You are solely responsible for your use of our Services and for any videos, information, messages and any other content that you create via our Services, whether privately transmitted or made publicly available. Any videos you make by using our services are stored locally in your phone and are not stored in or will not be uploaded to our services/server. You understand and agree to comply with all applicable laws in relation to your use of our services and User Content.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

If you only own the rights in and to a sound recording, but not to the underlying musical works embodied in such sound recordings, then you must not post such sound recordings to the Services unless you have all permissions, clearances from, or are authorised by, the owner of any part of the content to submit it to the Services

We accept no liability in respect of any content submitted by users and published by us or by authorised third parties.

You shall at all times ensure that your User Content does not:

(a) contain any content, information or material that infringes the rights of any third party including copyright, trademark right, confidential information or rights of privacy;

(b) violate any applicable laws;

(c) contain any content or material that is offensive, abusive, defamatory, libellous, derogatory, bullying, discriminatory, obscene, violent, sexually explicit, indecent, which promotes or encourages violence, terrorism or any other illegal acts or which is likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm, inconvenience or annoy any person;

(d) in any way promote or incite anyone to commit or assist in any unlawful or criminal activity or anti-social behaviour, or encourage activities which could endanger the safety or wellbeing of others;

(e) identify any person without their consent, or the consent of their parent or legal guardian if they are under 18 years of age;

(f) disclose anyone’s personal contact details or invade their privacy;

(g) contain any viruses or other malicious or harmful programs.

2.4 Restrictions and Requirements.

You understand and agree that you will not do or attempt to do, or cause any third party to do or attempt to do, any of the following in connection with your use of our services:

(a) Use our services or User Content available on our services in a way other than as expressly permitted by these Terms and the normal functionality of our services;

(b) use our services for any illegal purpose, in an unlawful manner or in any manner inconsistent with these Terms;

(c) use our services in a way that could damage, disable, overburden, impair or compromise our services, our systems or security or interfere with other users;

(d) use any program or other means, including but not limited to scripts, spiders and robots, whether manually or automatically, to extract, download, index, mine, scrape, reproduce or circumvent the presentation, operation or intended use of our services or any features or functions of it;

(e) copy, modify, decompile or otherwise interfere with any part of our services;

(f) make alterations to, or modifications of, the whole or part of our services, or permit our services or any part of it to be combined with, or become incorporated in, any other programs;

(g) hack into, or insert malicious code, including viruses, or harmful data, into, our services;

(h) rent, lease, sell, sublicense, assign, or transfer your rights in the Software, or authorize any portion of the Software to be copied onto another’s device;

(i) infringe our intellectual property.

You or the owner of your User Content still own the copyright in User Content sent to us, but by submitting User Content via the Services(or previously have been submitted via former version of the Services), you hereby grant us an unconditional irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable, perpetual worldwide license to use, modify, adapt, reproduce, make derivative works of, publish and/or transmit, and/or distribute and to authorize other users of the Services and other third-parties to view, access, use, download, modify, adapt, reproduce, make derivative works of, publish and/or transmit your User Content in any format and on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented.


2.5 Links To Other Web Sites.

Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Buzzmusiq.

Buzzmusiq Inc. has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Buzzmusiq Inc. shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.

3. Payment Policy.

3.1 Overview of Subscription Plans and Payments.

You may access parts of Services for free, and other parts of Services require payment of subscription fees. This Payment Policy applies to users who have purchased our subscription plan to access the Services online or through a mobile application, and to individuals whose payment details have been used to purchase the Services.

We offer different types of plans and the specific pricing terms applicable to you may vary depending on promotions, the type of subscription and the term you select at the time of purchase (e.g., monthly, yearly). In addition, some of our subscription plans renew automatically, as described in more detail below. If you have questions regarding your plan following your purchase, please refer to your Apple ID page and the confirmation email sent to you after your purchase.

Both our mobile and online subscription plans are billed in one payment for the term. This means, for example, that if you purchase a monthly plan, you will be charged for the full month’s payment each month; if you purchase a yearly plan, you will be charged for the entire year at one time; and if you purchase a lifetime plan, you will be charged for the entire lifetime plan amount at one time. Please note that we may use a third-party payment processor to facilitate your payments.

3.2 Refund.

Please note that if you purchase a subscription through the Apple iTunes Store or our iPhone or iPad applications, the sale is final, and we will not provide a refund. Your purchase will be subject to Apple’s applicable payment policy, which also may not provide for refunds.

3.3 Auto-renewal Subscription Policy.

If you choose to purchase a subscription with automatic renewal, payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.  Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your setting in the iTunes store after purchase.

The date that your subscription will automatically renew is provided on your Apple ID page and in the payment confirmation email sent after your initial purchase. You may cancel automatic renewal at any time before that date by through your Apple ID account page. This will stop future subscription charges from accruing to your account. We do not offer refunds for renewal payments for subscriptions.

3.4 Pricing Change Policy.

Our prices may change in the future. If the pricing for your subscription does change, we will notify you, and provide you an opportunity to change your subscription, before applying those changes to your account or charging your payment details in connection with an automatic renewal.

3.5 Payment Information.

By providing payment information to us, you agree that the payment information is valid and (1) in your name or (2) in the name of an individual who has authorized you to use their payment information for your subscription purchase.

If you provide someone else’s payment information, you agree that we may refund payment to that person if they so request and if the account is eligible for a refund under this Payment Policy. This may cause interruption to or termination of your service.

3.6 Right to Terminate.

We may at any time decide to alter, amend, modify, or terminate the Services, any functionality or portion of them and you understand that there is no guarantee that the Services (or any portion or functionality of them) will continue to operate or be available for any particular period of time. We may terminate your access to the Service at any time if (in our sole discretion) we think you have violated these Terms, any law, or any right held by any other user or third party. If we do that, you will not receive a refund of any amounts you have spent on our Services.

4. General

4.1 Limitation Of Liability.

In no event shall Buzzmusiq Inc., nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

4.2 Disclaimer

Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.

Buzzmusiq Inc. its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements.

4.3 Arbitration and Governing Law

These Terms, their subject matter and their formation, including any arbitration proceeds outlined below, are governed by State of California.

ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER

This Section includes an arbitration agreement and an agreement that all claims will be brought only in an individual capacity (and not as a class action or other representative proceeding). Please read it carefully. You may opt out of the arbitration agreement by following the opt out procedure described below.

Informal Process First. You agree that in the event of any dispute between you and Buzzmusiq, you will first contact Buzzmusiq and make a good faith sustained effort to resolve the dispute before resorting to more formal means of resolution, including without limitation any court action.

Arbitration Agreement. After the informal dispute resolution process any remaining dispute, controversy, or claim (collectively, “Claim”) relating in any way to your use of Buzzmusiq services and/or products, including the Services, or relating in any way to the communications between you and Buzzmusiq or any other user of the Services, will be finally resolved by binding arbitration. This mandatory arbitration agreement applies equally to you and Buzzmusiq. However, this arbitration agreement does not (a) govern any Claim by Buzzmusiq for infringement of its intellectual property or access to the Services that is unauthorized or exceeds authorization granted in these Terms or (b) bar you from making use of applicable small claims court procedures in appropriate cases. If you are an individual, you may opt out of this arbitration agreement within thirty (30) days of the first of the date you access or use this Services by following the procedure described below. You agree that the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision, and that you and Buzzmusiq are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. This arbitration provision will survive any termination of these Terms.

If you wish to begin an arbitration proceeding, after following the informal dispute resolution procedure, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to:

Buzzmusiq Inc

929 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

Email Address: legal@buzzmusiq.com

The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules including, if you are an individual, the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. If you are not an individual or have used the Services on behalf of an entity, the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes will not be used. The AAA's rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules. If you are an individual and have not accessed or used the Services on behalf of an entity, we will reimburse those fees for claims where the amount in dispute is less than $1,000, unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous, and we will not seek attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous.

The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court, will have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, unconscionability, arbitrability, enforceability, or formation of this arbitration agreement, including any claim that all or any part of this arbitration agreement is void or voidable. However, the preceding sentence will not apply to the “Class Action Waiver” section below. If you do not want to arbitrate disputes with Buzzmusiq and you are an individual, you may opt out of this arbitration agreement by sending an email to legal@buzzmusiq.com within thirty (30) days of the first of the date you access or use the Services.

Class Action Waiver: Any Claim must be brought in the respective party’s individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class, collective, representative, multiple plaintiff, or similar proceeding (“Class Action”). The parties expressly waive any ability to maintain any Class Action in any forum. If the Claim is subject to arbitration, the arbitrator will not have authority to combine or aggregate similar claims or conduct any Class Action nor make an award to any person or entity not a party to the arbitration. Any claim that all or part of this Class Action Waiver is unenforceable, unconscionable, void, or voidable may be determined only by a court of competent jurisdiction and not by an arbitrator. The parties understand that any right to litigate in court, to have a judge or jury decide their case, or to be a party to a class or representative action, is waived, and that any claims must be decided individually, through arbitration. If this class action waiver is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of the Arbitration Agreement, if otherwise effective, will be null and void. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party's individual claim. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, you and BUZZMUSIQ each waive any right to a jury trial.

5. DMCA POLICY

Buzzmusiq deals with copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

You may not post, upload, or otherwise place any Content or information on the site that belongs to a third party, unless you have the legal right to do so. If you believe that any such information or content has been posted on the Service, please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to the designated agent at the address below:

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works.

Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.

Contact information for the notifying party, including name, address, telephone number, and email address.

A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Buzzmusiq Inc.

929 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

legal@buzzmusiq.com

We may elect not to respond to DMCA notices that don’t substantially comply with these requirements. We also may elect to remove allegedly infringing material that comes to our attention, regardless of the DMCA.

We also may notify the person who posted, uploaded, or otherwise placed the allegedly infringing material on the site that we have removed or disabled access to such material, with instructions as to how that person can file a counter-notification.

6. Additional Terms and Disclaimers Regarding Apple, Inc.

The following shall apply in connection with the Application:

Both you and Buzzmusiq acknowledge that these Terms are concluded between you and Buzzmusiq only, and not with Apple, and that Apple is not responsible for the Application or the Content;

The Application is licensed to you on a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferrable, non-sublicensable basis, solely to be used in connection with the Services for your private, personal, non-commercial use, subject to all the terms and conditions of these Terms as they are applicable to the Services;

You will only use the Application in connection with an Apple device that you own or control;

You acknowledge and agree that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Application;

In the event of any failure of the Application to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple of such failure; upon notification, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple’s sole warranty obligation to you will be to refund to you the purchase price, if any, of the Application, and Apple shall have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Application and shall have no responsibility for any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty;

For example, you acknowledge and agree that Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims you or any third party may have in relation to the Application, including but not limited to (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the Application fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation;

You acknowledge and agree that, in the event of any third party claim that the Application or your possession and use of the Application infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, Apple will not be responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement or discharge of any such infringement claim;

You represent and warrant that you are not located in a country subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country, and that you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties;

In connection with your use of the Application, you agree to comply with any applicable third party terms of agreement which may affect or be affected by such use, including the Apple App Store Terms of Service; and

Both you and Buzzmusiq acknowledge and agree that Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of these Terms, and that upon your acceptance of these Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as the third party beneficiary hereof.

7. Changes

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 15 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Service.

8. Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us:

Buzzmusiq Inc.

929 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

support@buzzmusiq.com