MusicNotts and this website are owned and run by Black Wasp (http://black-wasp.com).
As a visitor to or user of this website, or a customer or member of MusicNotts, or as an artist or artist’s representative featured in any MusicNotts content, or as an advertiser advertising through any MusicNotts service, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions.
1. Acceptance of Terms
1.1. The MusicNotts site and services are provided by Black Wasp subject to the following Terms and Conditions (“TACS”), which may be updated by Black Wasp from time to time without notice to you.
1.2. The MusicNotts site contains content, images, artwork, written works, photography and other data created and/or owned by Black Wasp. You are not permitted to download or use any images, or other material from the MusicNotts site or use such material other than for display on those sites and third party websites where such items have been uploaded or published by MusicNotts.
2. Description of Services
2.1. MusicNotts currently provides a variety of services aimed at music related entities, music artists and music fans. Services include but are not limited to: Artist promotion; Entertainment/Media; Advertising.
Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the MusicNotts site and services, including the release of new services, software tools or resources, shall be subject to the TACS. MusicNotts may add, delete or change some or all of the services provided at any time. Unless otherwise stated these TACS apply to you whether you are a casual user of the MusicNotts site, a Member, Reader, Customer, Music Artist or other user.
3. Proprietary Rights and Licenses
3.1. You acknowledge and agree that content, including but not limited to artworks, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, page layout and design or other material contained in the MusicNotts site and services or information presented through the MusicNotts site and services by MusicNotts, MusicNotts members, or by advertisers is protected by MusicNotts’s or their own copyright, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. You acknowledge and agree that MusicNotts can display images and text throughout the MusicNotts site and services, including the insertion of sponsor messages into messages distributed on MusicNotts mailing lists or other forms of communication.
3.2. Except as expressly authorised by MusicNotts, MusicNotts members, advertisers, music artists, or other entity or individual, you agree not to copy, reproduce, republish, transmit, rent, loan, sell, lease, licence, sub-licence, distribute or create in any way content and/or derivative works from the MusicNotts site and services, in whole or in part.
4.1. Any material or content provided to MusicNotts by a consenting interviewee, in any format, including but not limited to, text, audio or video, shall become the sole property of MusicNotts.
4.2. By consenting to an interview, the interviewee agrees to allow MusicNotts complete discretion in the editing of and the usage of the material, or any parts of the material. By conducting, and/or accepting the content of an interview, MusicNotts agrees to not use the material in any way that might directly harm the interviewee, or the interviewee’s professional reputation in any way.
4.3. Once an interview has been published in any format, the interviewee may request minor changes for up to 14 days from the date the interview is first published.
5. External links
The MusicNotts site may provide, or third parties on the MusicNotts site may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by MusicNotts of the contents on such third-party websites. As MusicNotts has no control over the content or security of such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that MusicNotts is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that MusicNotts 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 site or resource. If you decide to access linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. Any concerns regarding any external link should be directed to the relevant site administrator or webmaster.
6. Disclaimer of warranties
6.1. You expressly understand and agree that:
(a) Your use of the MusicNotts site and services is at your sole risk. MusicNotts products and services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and MusicNotts and its suppliers, to the fullest extent permitted by law, make no warranties, express or implied, in relation to this site or its contents, including, but not limited to, security, warranties of title, fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability and non-infringement of proprietary or third party rights. MusicNotts and its suppliers make no warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the material, products, services, software, text, graphics, and links.
(b) MusicNotts makes no warranty that (i) the MusicNotts site and services will meet your requirements, (ii) that the MusicNotts site and services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the MusicNotts site and services will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the MusicNotts site will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the software or content will be corrected. Further, if your use of the website or the material results in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, MusicNotts is not responsible for those costs.
(c) Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the MusicNotts site and services is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
(d) No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you through or from the MusicNotts site and services shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the TACS.
7.1. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Black Wasp and its officers, directors, employees, partners and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the content, software, services or connection to the MusicNotts site and services or your breach of the terms of these TACS, including, but not limited to:
(a) any injury to any person or property caused by products or services supplied through the medium of the MusicNotts site and services;
(b) any material which infringes the proprietary or intellectual property rights of any third party;
(c) copyright infringement; or
(d) any defects in products sold through the medium of the MusicNotts site and services.
7.2. Black Wasp shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, action or demand as described in paragraph 7.1 and shall provide you with reasonable assistance, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.
8. Limitation of Liability
8.1. Your use of the MusicNotts site and MusicNotts’s products and services is at your own risk. If you are dissatisfied with any of the website’s content or MusicNotts’s products and services or with these TACS, or any other rules or policies, your sole remedy is to discontinue use of the MusicNotts site and products or services and dealings with MusicNotts.
8.2. You expressly understand and agree that Black Wasp shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, whether in an action of contract or tort, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if Black Wasp has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the MusicNotts site and services; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the MusicNotts site and MusicNotts; (iii) unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; or (v) any other matter relating to MusicNotts.
8.3. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations of this paragraph 8 may not apply to you.
8.4. MusicNotts Comment facilities, proprietary rights: Upon posting any comments at the MusicNotts site, you agree to grant MusicNotts and its successors and assigns, a non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty free, perpetual, non-revocable license under your copyrights or other intellectual property rights, if any, in such material, to use, distribute, display, reproduce, and create derivative works from such material in any and all media, in any manner, in whole or part, without any duty to account to you. You also grant MusicNotts the right to authorise the downloading and printing in whole or in part of any material that you have posted to the website(s), by end-users for their personal use.
9. Modifications to the TACS or to the MusicNotts site and services
MusicNotts reserves the right to change the TACS at any time without notice. MusicNotts also reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue the MusicNotts site or MusicNotts services temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to you. You agree that MusicNotts shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the MusicNotts site or MusicNotts services.
10. Uses and Storage
You acknowledge that MusicNotts may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the MusicNotts site and services. You agree that MusicNotts has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other content maintained or transmitted by the MusicNotts site and services. You further acknowledge that MusicNotts reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in MusicNotts’s sole discretion, with or without notice.
11.1. You agree that MusicNotts, in the sole discretion of MusicNotts, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the MusicNotts site or services run by MusicNotts, and remove and archive or discard any content within the MusicNotts site or services run by MusicNotts, without limitation, or take your account offline, if MusicNotts believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TACS, or you have failed to maintain ongoing/recurring payments for any MusicNotts service. MusicNotts may also, and at any time discontinue providing the MusicNotts site, services run by MusicNotts, or any parts thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the MusicNotts site or online services run by MusicNotts under any provision of these TACS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that MusicNotts may immediately deactivate, archive or delete your account and all related information and files in your account, and/or bar any further access to such files or the MusicNotts site or online services run by MusicNotts. Further, you agree that MusicNotts shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the MusicNotts site or online services run by MusicNotts.
11.2. If such action is taken as a result of your breach of this contract, the remainder of any payment made by you will not be refundable.
12.1. The TACS constitute the entire agreement between you and Black Wasp (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the TACS). You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use certain services of MusicNotts, third-party content, third party services or third-party software.
12.2. MusicNotts makes no claims that the content of the MusicNotts site is appropriate for any particular purpose or audience, or that it may be downloaded outside of the United Kingdom. Access to the content (including any software) may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the MusicNotts site from outside the United Kingdom, you are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
12.3. Black Wasp and MusicNotts are headquartered in Nottingham, England. All legal issues arising from or related to the use of the MusicNotts site and services shall be construed in accordance with and determined by the laws of England. By using the MusicNotts site and services, you agree that the exclusive forum for the bringing of any claims or causes of action arising out of or relating to your use of the MusicNotts site and the MusicNotts services and products is the English courts. You hereby accept and submit to the jurisdiction of such courts in any such proceeding or action, and irrevocably waive, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any objection which you may have now or hereafter have to be laying of the venue of any such action or proceeding brought in such a court and any claim that any such action or proceeding brought in such a court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.
12.4. If any provision of these TACS is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these TACS, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these TACS shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term.