Terms & Conditions

Last updated: 14/07/2020
These Terms & Conditions (the “Terms”) are a binding contract between you and SoundPanel. (“SoundPanel.io” “we” and “us”). You must agree to and accept all of the Terms, or you don’t have the right to use the Services. By using the Services in any way means that you agree to all of these Terms, and these Terms will remain in effect while you use the Services.
Membership

A member shall for this purpose be described as any user of the site, and/or of the slack community provided by SoundPanel.io. You may be required to sign up for an account, and select a password for your account. You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself. You may not supply false information or copyrights that you don’t have the right to use, or another person’s name with the intent to impersonate that person. You may not transfer your account to anyone else without our prior written permission.

You represent and warrant that you are an individual of legal age to form a binding contract (or if not, you’ve received your parent’s or guardian’s permission to use the Services and gotten your parent or guardian to agree to these Terms on your behalf).

You will only use the Services for your own internal, personal, non-commercial use, and not on behalf of or for the benefit of any third party, and only in a manner that complies with all laws that apply to you. If your use of the Services is prohibited by applicable laws, then you are not authorised to use the Services. We can’t and won’t be responsible for your using the Services in a way that breaks the law. You will not share your account or password with anyone, and you must protect the security of your account and your password. You’re responsible for any activity associated with your account.

Membership Rules

Anything you post, upload, share, store, or otherwise provide through the Services is your “User Submission.” Some User Submissions are viewable by other users. In order to display your User Submissions on the Services, and to allow other users to enjoy them (where applicable), you grant us certain rights in those User Submissions. For all User Submissions, you hereby grant SoundPanel a license to translate, modify (for technical purposes, for example making sure your content is viewable on a mobile device as well as a computer) and reproduce and otherwise act with respect to such User Submissions, in each case to enable us to operate the Services, as described in more detail below. This is a license only – your ownership in User Submissions is not affected.

If you share a User Submission only in a manner that only certain specified users can view (for example, a private message to one or more other users) (a “Limited Audience User Submission”), then you grant SoundPanel the licenses above, as well as a license to display, perform, and distribute your Limited Audience User Submission for the sole purpose of making that Limited Audience User Submission accessible to such other specified users, and providing the Services necessary to do so. Also, you grant such other specified users a license to access that Limited Audience User Submission, and to use and exercise all rights in it, as permitted by the functionality of the Services.

You agree that the licenses you grant are royalty-free, perpetual, sublicenseable, irrevocable, and worldwide, provided that when you delete your SoundPanel account, we will stop displaying your User Submissions (other than Public User Submissions, which may remain fully available through our Slack Community) to other users (if applicable), but you understand and agree that it may not be possible to completely delete that content from SoundPanel’s records, and that your User Submissions may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent that they were copied or stored by other users.

By signing up for a membership you agree that you will not contribute any Content or User Submission or otherwise use the Services or interact with the Services in a manner that:

  • (a) Infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or any other rights of anyone else (including SoundPanel);
  • (b) Violates any law or regulation, including any applicable export control laws;
  • (c) Is harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable;
  • (d) Jeopardizes the security of your SoundPanel account or anyone else’s (such as allowing someone else to log in to the Services as you);
  • (e) Attempts, in any manner, to obtain the password, account, or other security information from any other user;
  • (f) Violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security encryption codes;
  • (g) Runs Maillist, Listserv, any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Services, or any processes that run or are activated while you are not logged into the Services, or that otherwise interfere with the proper working of the Services (including by placing an unreasonable load on the Services’ infrastructure);
  • (h) “Crawls,” “scrapes,” or “spiders” any page, data, or portion of or relating to the Services or Content (through use of manual or automated means);
  • (i) Copies or stores any significant portion of the Content;
  • (j) Decompiles, reverse engineers, or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to the Services.

A violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for termination of your right to use or access the Services.

Cancellation of Membership

You’re free to do that at any time, by contacting us at hello@soundpanel.io. SoundPanel is also free to terminate (or suspend access to) your use of the Services or your account, for any reason in our discretion, including your breach of these Terms. SoundPanel has the sole right to decide whether you are in violation of any of the restrictions set forth in these Terms. Account termination may result in destruction of any Content associated with your account, so keep that in mind before you decide to terminate your account. 

Updates

We are constantly trying to improve our Services, so these Terms may need to change along with the Services. We reserve the right to change the Terms at any time, but if we do, we will bring it to your attention by placing a notice on the SoundPanel.io website, by sending you an email, and/or by some other means. If you don’t agree with the new Terms, you are free to reject them; unfortunately, that means you will no longer be able to use the Services. If you use the Services in any way after a change to the Terms is effective, that means you agree to all of the changes. Except for changes by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by both you and us.

Disclaimer of Warranties

We will work hard to take care of your data and prevent interruptions to the service. However, our sites and our services are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. We disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. We do not make any warranty that the site or our services will meet your requirements, or that the services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, or that defects, if any, will be corrected. You understand that you interact with or otherwise obtain content or services through the site at your own discretion and risk.

Limitation of Liability

You will not hold SoundPanel responsible for any loss you may incur as a result of SoundPanel taking any of the actions described in the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy or Copyright Policy.  SoundPanel (including our subsidiaries, affiliates, advocates, officers, directors, agents and employees) shall not be liable to you in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise for any business losses, such as loss of data, profits, revenue, business, opportunity, goodwill, reputation or business interruption or for any losses which are not reasonably foreseeable by us arising, directly or indirectly, out of your use of or your inability to use our sites and services.  

Idemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold SoundPanel and any Partner / affiliated person or entity harmless from any claims, losses or damages, including legal fees, resulting from your violation of these Terms of Use, your use of the Site or your placement of any content onto the Site, and to fully cooperate in SoundPanel or any Company-affiliated person’s or entity’s defence against any such claims.

Assignment

You may not assign, delegate or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder, or your Services account, in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without SoundPanel’s prior written consent. We may transfer, assign, or delegate these Terms and our rights and obligations without consent.

Choice of Law

You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or any content posted to the Site, including copies and republication thereof, whether based in contract, tort, statutory, or other law, will be governed and interpreted by the laws of England and Wales.