Terms and Conditions

LAST UPDATED: March 3 2016

Please read this Terms of Use agreement carefully.  Your use of the Site (as defined below) constitutes your agreement to this Terms of Use agreement.

This site (together with any successor site(s) and all Services (as defined below), the “Site”) is operated by Beatnik Vinyl / Beatnik Bus Ltd., (“we,” “us”).  We provide Site users with access to content and services related to us and our artists, with a focus in music (such content and services, collectively, the “Services”).  Your use of the Site is governed by these Terms of Use (this “Agreement”), regardless of how you access the Site (including through the Internet, through Wireless Access Protocol (commonly referred to as “WAP”), through a mobile network, or otherwise). This Agreement is between you and us.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Site may include or be used in connection with certain Third Party Applications (as defined in Section 13 below).  Your access to or use of such Third Party Applications may be governed by additional terms and conditions that are not set forth in this Agreement and that are made available by the particular providers of such Third Party Applications.

  1. Acceptance of Terms.  By using the Site, you agree to the terms of this Agreement and to any additional rules and guidelines that we post on the Site.  We may make changes to this Agreement from time to time; we may notify you of such changes by any reasonable means, including by posting the revised version of this Agreement on the Site.  You can determine when we last changed this Agreement by referring to the “LAST UPDATED” legend above.  Your use of the Site following changes to this Agreement will constitute your acceptance of those changes; provided, however, any material change to this Agreement shall not apply retroactively to any claim or dispute between you and us in connection with this Agreement that arose prior to the “LAST UPDATED” date applicable to that version of this Agreement in which we included such material change.  We may, at any time, modify or discontinue all or part of the Site; charge, modify or waive fees required to use the Site; or offer opportunities to some or all Site users.
  2. Jurisdiction.  The Site is controlled and/or operated from the Canada, and is not intended to subject us to non-Canadian. jurisdiction or laws, except as otherwise expressly stated in this Agreement.  The Site may not be appropriate or available for use in some jurisdictions outside of the Canada.  If you access the Site, you do so at your own risk, and you are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations.  We may limit the Site’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.
  3. Information You Submit.  Your submission of information through the Site is governed by our Privacy Policy. Further, to the extent that you submit any personally identifiable information to any third party (for example, a Provider (as defined in Section 6(b) below)) in connection with the Site (for example, via a Third Party Application, as defined in Section 16 below), such third party’s collection, use and disclosure of such information may be governed by its own privacy policy, and not by our Privacy Policy.  In any event, we are not responsible for the information collection, usage and disclosure practices of third parties.  You agree that all information you provide to us is true, accurate and complete, and you will maintain and update such information regularly.  If you choose to make any of your personally identifiable or other information publicly available on the Site, you do so at your own risk.
  4. Rules of Conduct.  In using the Site, you agree to obey the law, respect the rights of others and avoid objectionable, defamatory or disruptive behavior.  In addition, you will comply with the following “Rules of Conduct” as updated from time to time by us.  You will not:

Post, transmit, or otherwise make available, through or in connection with the Site:

  • Anything that is or may be (a) threatening, harassing, degrading, hateful or intimidating; (b) defamatory; (c) fraudulent or tortious; (d) obscene, indecent, pornographic or otherwise objectionable; or (e) protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right without the express prior consent of the owner of such right.
  • Any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability; that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense; that promotes gambling; or that encourages or provides instructional information about illegal activities or activities such as “hacking,” “cracking” or “phreaking.”
  • Any virus, worm, Trojan horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware or other computer code, file, or program that is harmful or invasive or may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software or equipment.
  • Any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letter,” “pyramid scheme” or investment opportunity, or any other form of solicitation.
  • Any material non-public information about a company without the proper authorization to do so.
  • Use the Site for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose.
  • Use the Site to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity, or harvest or collect personally identifiable information about other users of the Site.
  • Impersonate any person or entity, including any of our (or our affiliates’) representatives; falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; or express or imply that we endorse any statement or posting you make.
  • Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Site or the servers or networks used to make the Site available; or violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other person from using the Site (including by hacking or defacing any portion of the Site).
  • Use the Site to advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services without our express prior written consent.
  • Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Site.
  • Except as expressly permitted by applicable law, modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site.
  • Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice from the Site or materials originating from the Site.
  • Frame or mirror any part of the Site without our express prior written consent.
  • Create a database by systematically downloading and storing all or any Site content.
  • Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “scrape,” “data mine” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site, without our express prior, written consent.

We may terminate your use of the Site for any conduct that we consider to be inappropriate, or for your breach of this Agreement, including the Rules of Conduct (including, without limitation, if you repeatedly engage in copyright infringement via or in connection with the Site).

  1. Unsolicited Submissions.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, we and our Affiliates do not accept, invite or consider unsolicited submissions of ideas, proposals or suggestions (“Unsolicited Submissions”), whether related to the Site, our Products or otherwise.  We do not treat Unsolicited Submissions as confidential, and any Unsolicited Submission will become our or our Affiliates’ sole property.  We and our Affiliates have no obligations with respect to Unsolicited Submissions and may use them for any purpose whatsoever without compensation to you or any other person.
  2. Products.  All rights in any products available through the Site, (collectively, the “Products”) are owned by us, our Affiliates and/or our (or their) licensors.  If a separate agreement provided by us or an Affiliate governs a particular Transaction (as defined in Section 10 below) or Product, or your use of a particular Product, and the terms of such separate agreement conflict with the terms of this Agreement, the terms of such separate agreement will govern such transaction or use.  Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and any other applicable terms and conditions imposed by us, our Affiliates and/or our licensors, you have a limited right to use those Products that you purchase or access through the Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and any other terms and conditions that may apply to such Products, which right you cannot sublicense to others.  Any burning or exporting capabilities, if any, of any Product shall not constitute a grant or waiver of any of our rights or those of any copyright or other rights owners in such Product, any other Product or any content, sound recording, underlying musical composition, artwork or other copyrightable matter embodied in or associated with such Product or any other Product.  You understand that the Site and the Products may include and/or rely on a security framework using technology that protects digital information and imposes usage rules established by us, our Affiliates and our (or their) licensors, and you hereby agree to abide by such usage rules, including those set forth below.  Unless we expressly provide otherwise, all Transactions, all Products and your use of such Products are subject to this Agreement.
  3. Purchases.  If you wish to purchase any Products made available through the Site (each such purchase, a “Transaction”), you may be asked to supply certain information in connection with such Transaction, including without limitation your credit card number or other payment account number (for example, your wireless account number), your billing address, and your shipping information.  BY INITIATING A TRANSACTION, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU (A) ARE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND (B) HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO USE THE PAYMENT MEANS SELECTED BY YOU.  By submitting such information, you grant us the right to use such information in accordance with our Privacy Policy, including, without limitation, by providing such information to third parties for purposes of facilitating the completion of Transactions initiated by you or on your behalf.  Verification of information may be required prior to the acknowledgment or completion of any Transaction.

Descriptions and images of, and references to, Products on the Site do not imply our endorsement of such Products.  Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, we reserve the right, with or without prior notice, to change such descriptions, images, and references; to limit the available quantity of any Product; to honor, or impose conditions on the honoring of, any coupon, coupon code, promotional code or other similar promotions; to bar any user from making any or all Transaction(s); and/or to refuse to provide any user with any Product.  Price and availability of any Product offered through the Site are subject to change without notice.  In the event that a Product is listed at an incorrect price or with other incorrect information, we have the right to refuse or cancel any Transaction for such Product.  You shall pay all charges that may be incurred by you or on your behalf through the Site, at the price(s) in effect when such charges are incurred, including without limitation all shipping and handling charges, and any applicable network, data or other charges in respect of mobile downloads.  In addition, you remain responsible for any taxes (including, if applicable, VAT and/or any import duties) that may be applicable to your Transaction(s).

Except to the extent applicable law provides otherwise, all sales through the Site are final, and all charges from those sales are nonrefundable, except as otherwise expressly set forth in this Agreement.  We or our third party designees may automatically process charges against your selected payment method on the receipt page or when we provide you with a “Download Now” link.  We or our third party designees will inform you if all or any portion of your order is canceled or if additional or different information is required to accept your order.

  1. Product Delivery.  Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, we reserve the right to change Product delivery options without notice.  On occasion, technical and other problems may delay or prevent delivery of a particular Product.  Except to the extent that applicable law provides otherwise, your sole and exclusive remedy with respect to any Product that is not delivered within a reasonable period will be either replacement of such Product or a refund of the purchase price paid for such Product, as determined by us in our sole discretion.
  2. Usage Restrictions for Products.  All Products you purchase, obtain or access on or through the Site are solely for your personal, non-commercial use.  Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, you may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, broadcast, re-broadcast, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, any of the Products or any related software.  Except as permitted under applicable law, you may not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify or disable any Products or any copyright protection or use limitation systems associated with the Products.  You may not play and then re-digitize any Products, or upload any Products or derivatives thereof to the Internet.  Unless expressly permitted by us (e.g., a “Create Your Own Video” contest offered on the Site), you may not use the Products in conjunction with any other content, including without limitation, in conjunction with any other Products (e.g., to provide sound for video).  You may not transfer, sell or offer to sell the Products, including, without limitation, posting any Product for auction on any Internet auction site or “trading” the Products for money, goods or services.  You are not granted any commercial sale, resale, reproduction, distribution or promotional use rights in connection with Products.  Additionally, the following usage restrictions apply based on the type of Product you are purchasing or obtaining through the Site:
  1. Product Requirements; Compatibility.  You acknowledge that use of our Products requires other hardware and software tools (e.g., in the case of full permanent audio downloads, for making copies of Products on physical media and rendering performance of Products on authorized digital player devices), and that such hardware and software, including, without limitation, all charges therefor, are your sole responsibility.  To the extent permissible under applicable law, we, our Affiliates and our (and their) Artists and Representatives or Providers shall not be responsible or liable for the loss or damage of any Product.  Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, we reserve the right to change at any time, with or without prior notice to you, the software or hardware required to download, transfer, copy and/or use or limit the use of any Products.
  2. Rules for Promotions.  Any sweepstakes, contests, raffles or other promotions (collectively, “Promotions”) made available through the Site may be governed by rules that are separate from this Agreement.  If you participate in any Promotions, please review the applicable rules as well as our Privacy Policy.  If the rules for a Promotion conflict with this Agreement, the Promotion rules will apply.
  3. Our Proprietary Rights.  We, our Affiliates and our respective licensors and suppliers own the information and materials made available through the Site.  Such information and materials are protected by copyright, trademark, patent and/or other proprietary rights and laws.  Except as expressly authorized in advance by us, you agree not to reproduce, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on, all or any part of the Site or any information or materials made available through the Site.

We, our Affiliates and/or our respective licensors or suppliers own the trade names, trademarks and service marks on the Site, including without limitation Beatnik Vinyl.  All trademarks and service marks on the Site not owned by us or our Affiliates are the property of their respective owners.  You may not use our trade names, trademarks and service marks in connection with any product or service that is not ours, or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion.  Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trade names, trademarks or service marks without express prior written consent of the owner.

PLEASE NOTE THAT UNAUTHORIZED USE OF ANY SERVICE OR PRODUCT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY SOFTWARE USED BY THE SERVICES, MAY SUBJECT YOU TO CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES, (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, POSSIBLE MONETARY DAMAGES), INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.

  1. Third Party Applications.  The Site may include third party software applications and services (or links thereto) that are made available by our Providers (“Third Party Applications”).  Because we do not control Third Party Applications, you agree that neither we nor our Affiliates, nor our respective Artists and Representatives, are responsible or liable for any Third Party Applications, including the performance, accuracy, integrity, quality, legality, usefulness, or safety of, or intellectual property rights relating to, Third Party Applications or their use.  We have no obligation to monitor Third Party Applications, and we may remove or restrict access to any Third Party Applications (in whole or part) from the Site at any time.  The availability of Third Party Applications on the Site does not imply our endorsement of, or our affiliation with any Provider of, such Third Party Applications.  Further, your use of Third Party Applications may be governed by additional terms and conditions that are not set forth in this Agreement or our Privacy Policy (for example, terms and conditions that are made available by Providers themselves in connection with Third Party Applications).  This Agreement does not create any legal relationship between you and Providers with respect to Third Party Applications, and nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to be a representation or warranty by us, or any of our Affiliates, or our respective Artists, Representatives or Providers, with respect to any Third Party Application.
  2. Third Party Content.  The Site may incorporate certain functionality that allows, via the system or network of which the Site is a component, the routing and transmission of, and online access to, certain digital communications and content made available by third parties (“Third Party Content”).  By using such Site functionality, you acknowledge and agree that you are directing us to access and transmit to you Third Party Content associated with such functionality.  Because we do not control Third Party Content, you agree that we are neither responsible nor liable for any Third Party Content, including the accuracy, integrity, quality, legality, usefulness, or safety of, or intellectual property rights relating to, Third Party Content.  We have no obligation to monitor Third Party Content, and we may block or disable access to any Third Party Content (in whole or part) via the Site at any time.  Your access to or receipt of Third Party Content via the Site does not imply our endorsement of, or our affiliation with any provider of, such Third Party Content.  Further, your use of Third Party Content may be governed by additional terms and conditions that are not set forth in this Agreement or our Privacy Policy (for example, terms and conditions that are made available by the providers of such Third Party Content).  This Agreement does not create any legal relationship between you and the providers of such Third Party Content with respect to such Third Party Content, and nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to be a representation or warranty by us, or any of our Affiliates, or our respective Artists, Representatives or Providers, with respect to any Third Party Content.
  3. Links and Feeds.  The Site may provide links to or feeds from other web sites and online resources.  We and our Affiliates are not responsible for and do not endorse such external sites or resources.  Other sites may link to the Site with or without our authorization, and we may block any links to or from the Site.  YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIRD PARTY WEB SITES, CONTENT AND RESOURCES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  4. Limitations of Liability and Disclaimers.  THE SITE AND ALL GOODS, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, INFORMATION AND MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AND WE, OUR AFFILIATES AND OUR RESPECTIVE ARTISTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND PROVIDERS DISCLAIM ALL STATUTORY OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE AND ALL GOODS, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, INFORMATION AND MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING THE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT AND TITLE.  (CERTAIN PROVIDERS MAY SEPARATELY PROVIDE LIMITED REPRESENTATIONS AND/OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THEIR THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS; PLEASE CHECK WITH SUCH PROVIDERS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.)  WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE SITE (OR ANY PART THEREOF), OR ANY GOODS, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE IS OR WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, ERROR-FREE, OR COMPATIBLE WITH ANY PARTICULAR SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE. FURTHER, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT ANY SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, EQUIPMENT OR OTHER DEVICE OR SYSTEM USING THE SITE OR ANY GOODS, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE WILL FUNCTION IN ANY MANNER.  YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT IT IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO (A) OBTAIN AND PAY FOR ANY SOFTWARE, HARDWARE OR SERVICES (INCLUDING INTERNET CONNECTIVITY) NEEDED TO USE THE SITE AND (B) ENSURE THAT ANY SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, EQUIPMENT, DEVICES, SYSTEMS OR SERVICES THAT YOU USE WILL FUNCTION CORRECTLY WITH THE SITE AND ANY GOODS, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE.  YOU AGREE THAT YOU MUST EVALUATE, AND THAT YOU BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH, THE USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE.

WE, OUR AFFILIATES AND OUR RESPECTIVE ARTISTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND PROVIDERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, NOR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OR INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF OTHER INTANGIBLES, LOSS OF SECURITY OF INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OR RECEIPT OF ANY THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT), OR UNAUTHORIZED INTERCEPTION OF ANY SUCH INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES, EVEN IF ADVISED IN ADVANCE OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.  FURTHER, WE, OUR AFFILIATES AND OUR RESPECTIVE ARTISTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND PROVIDERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR FROM ANY THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS ON THE SITE.  YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE.  OUR MAXIMUM LIABILITY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO US TO ACCESS AND USE THE SITE.

IT IS POSSIBLE THAT APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW FOR LIMITATIONS ON CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS OF CERTAIN DAMAGES; SOLELY TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH LAW APPLIES TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

While we try to maintain the security of the Site, we do not guarantee that the Site or any Third Party Applications will be secure or that any use of the Site or any Third Party Applications will be uninterrupted.  Additionally, third parties may make unauthorized alterations to the Site or any Third Party Applications.  If you become aware of any unauthorized third party alterations to the Site, contact us at  HYPERLINK “mailto:privacypolicy@wmg.com” privacypolicy@wmg.com with a description of the material(s) at issue and the URL or location of such materials.

  1. Termination.  This Agreement is effective until terminated.  We may, at any time and for any reason, terminate your access to or use of:  (a) the Site, (b) your user name and password or (c) any files or information associated with your user name and password.  If we terminate your access to the Site, you will not have the right to bring claims against us, our Affiliates or our respective Artists, Representatives and Providers with respect to such termination.  We and our Affiliates and our respective Artists, Representatives and Providers, shall not be liable for any termination of your access to the Site or to any such information or files, and shall not be required to make such information or files available to you after any such termination.  We may take steps that we believe are appropriate to enforce or verify compliance with any part of this Agreement (including our right to cooperate with any legal process relating to your use of the Site, any Products or any third party claim that your use of the Site or Products is unlawful or infringes such third party’s rights).  Sections 2, 6-8, 15-23, 25-27 and 29 shall survive any expiration or termination of this Agreement.
  2. Governing Law; Dispute Resolution.  You hereby agree that this Agreement (and any claim or dispute arising in connection with this Agreement or your use of the Site) is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta., without regard to its principles of conflicts of law, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Canadian government, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections thereto.
  3. Ability to Enter Into This Agreement.  By using the Site, you affirm that you are of legal age to enter into this Agreement or, if you are not, that you have obtained parental or guardian consent to enter into this Agreement.
  4. Contact Us.  If you have any questions regarding the meaning or application of this Agreement, please direct such questions to hello@beatnikvinyl.com .  E-mail communications are not necessarily secure, so please do not include credit card information or other sensitive information in any e-mail to us.

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