Makin' Music Network, hosted in the United States, offers members the facility to create personal profiles; meet and communicate with other members; and post pictures, videos, music, and written contributions. These services, together with all of their pages, features, content, and applications, are referred to as the "Social Networking Service" in this agreement. As a condition of your membership, you acknowledge and agree that use of the social networking service is a privilege and not a right, and by using this Social Networking Service, you expressly accept and agree to comply with all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
A. Eligibility. As a condition of your use of the Social Networking Service, you warrant that (1) you are either more than 16 years of age, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to understand and enter into this Agreement and (2) the profile information you submit is truthful and accurate. Your profile may be deleted and your membership may be terminated without warning if we have any reason to believe that you may be under the age of 16.
B. Invitations to Non-Members. Members may invite friends to join the Social Networking Service by sending invitation emails via our Site's automated invitation system. Our Site stores the email addresses provided by Members so that the respondents may be added to the Member’s friend list and to send reminders of the invitations. Our Site does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders.
C. Non-Commercial Use Only. The Social Networking Service is for the personal use of Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial activities, except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by the site owner(s) or authorized representatives. You may not: (a) advertise to or solicit any Member to buy or sell any products or services through the Social Networking Service; (b) transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Members; (c) use any personal information obtained from the Social Networking Site to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any Member without their express prior consent; (d) accept payment (or anything of value) from any person or entity in exchange for your performing any commercial activity on or through the Social Networking Site, (e) or sending private messages with a commercial purpose. Commercial advertisements and other forms of solicitation may be removed from postings without notice. Violating this requirement may also result in termination of membership privileges. In order to protect our Members from unauthorized advertising and solicitations, our Site reserves the right to restrict the number of emails which a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period to a limit that we deem appropriate at our sole discretion. If you violate the foregoing and send unsolicited bulk email or other unsolicited communications of any kind through the Social Networking Service, your membership may be terminated without notice.
D. Copyright Policy. Since one of the important goals of our community is to support working musicians, violations of copyright laws will not be tolerated. You may not post, display, perform, copy, reproduce, distribute, modify or otherwise use any copyrighted content (e.g., music, movies, videos, photographs, and software) belonging to others without the expressed consent of the copyright owner. The inclusion of third party content on our Social Networking site does not imply our affiliation or endorsement of such content. Because we do not control third party content, our Social Networking Service shall have no obligation, to pre-screen, monitor, filter, remove, or refuse to accept any third party content nor have any liability of any kind. However, we reserve the right to terminate membership privileges of any Member who intentionally or repeatedly infringes the copyrights of others. For further information, refer to http://www.copyright.gov/onlinesp/ for the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you believe that your rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed by anyone or anything on the Social Networking Site, please notify the site owner or an authorized administrator.
E. License to Member Content. We do not claim ownership rights in any User Posting made by you on the Social Networking Site. However, by making any User Posting on the Social Networking Site, you hereby grant to our Site the rights and licenses to use, modify, copy, reproduce, publicly display, publish, and distribute such User Posting on and through the Social Networking Service without notice, compensation, credit or attribution to you. Please note that, without the aforementioned licenses, we would be unable to provide the Social Networking Service. For example, without the right to modify your User Posting, we would not be able to digitally compress content files you submitted or otherwise format content to satisfy technical requirements, and without the right to publicly display or perform your User Posting, we could not allow others to view, listen to or play content submitted by you.
F. Illegal or Unauthorized Use Prohibitions. Illegal or unauthorized use of the Social Networking Service is strictly prohibited. In addition to the prohibited activities described above, examples of some other prohibited activities on our Social Networking Site are listed below. This list of examples should not be considered complete or comprehensive:
a) violation of any law or regulation including criminal activity of any type;
b) exchanging or sharing content that solicits, induces, promotes or enables infringement or violation of others' copyrights, trademarks, privacy, reputation, or other proprietary rights;
c) covering or obscuring the banner advertisements on your personal profile page, or any Social Networking Site page via HTML/CSS or any other means;
d) making any automated use of the Social Networking Service, such as using scripts to add friends or send comments or messages;
e) interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the Social Networking Site or the networks or services connected to the Social Networking Site;
f) using sexual imagery;
g) using unfair misleading or deceptive means to draw traffic to one's profile or posting;
h) using the Social Networking Service to harass, stalk, threaten, abuse, defame, or harm another person;
i) using the Social Networking Service for advertising or other commercial purposes without express permission of the site owner.
Ø Member Content. Our Site assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Social Networking Site for inappropriate User Postings made by Members. You are solely responsible for all User Postings made by you. You are also solely responsible for all communications, interactions, dealings, and disputes between you and other Members. We do not endorse, nor do we have control over any User Postings made by Members. Though we reserve the right to do so, we are not compelled to review, screen, or edit User Postings prior to their posting. User Postings made by Members do not reflect the opinions or policies of our Site. We make no warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy or reliability of any postings made by Members. However, we do reserve the right, to remove postings made by Members, with or without prior notice and without liability, that in our judgment violate this Agreement or any applicable law that may expose or subject our Site to liability of any kind, or may adversely affect our membership or the reputation / goodwill of our Site.