MusicTV Terms of Service
Effective as of: November 1st, 2021
Welcome to MusicTV!
Who may use the Service?
Your Use of the Service
Your Content and Conduct
Account Suspension and Termination
Other Legal Terms
About this Agreement
Welcome to MusicTV!
Thank you for using the MusicTV platform and the products, services and features we make available to you as part of the platform (collectively, the "Service").
The Service allows you to discover, watch and share videos and other content, provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe, and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.
Your Service Provider
The entity providing the Service in the European Economic Area, and Switzerland is Digital Public, a company operating under the laws of the Netherlands, (Registered Number: KvK 71474102), located at Melis Stokelaan, 1948 DA, Beverwijk, the Netherlands (referred to as "MusicTV", "we", "us", or "our"). References to MusicTV's "Affiliates" in these terms means the other companies within Digital Public.
Your use of the Service is subject to these terms, (the "Agreement").
Please read this Agreement carefully and make sure you understand it. If you do not understand the Agreement, or do not accept any part of it, then you may not use the Service.
Who may use the Service?
You may use the Service if you are at least 18 years old; however, children of all ages may use the Service if allowed by a parent or legal guardian.
Permission by Parent or Guardian
If you are under 18, you must have your parent or legal guardian's permission to use the Service. Please have them read this Agreement with you.
If you are a parent or legal guardian of a user under the age of 18, by allowing your child to use the Service, you are subject to the terms of this Agreement and responsible for your child's activity on the Service.
If you are using the Service on behalf of a company or organisation, you confirm to us that you have authority to act on behalf of that entity, and that entity accepts this Agreement.
Your Use of the Service
Content on the Service
The content on the Service includes videos, audio (for example music and other sounds), graphics, photos, text (such as comments and scripts), branding (including trade names, trademarks, service marks, or logos), interactive features, software, metrics, and other materials (collectively, "Content"). Content may be provided to the Service and distributed by our users and MusicTV is a provider of hosting services for such Content. Content is the responsibility of the person or entity that provides it to the Service. If you see any Content you believe does not comply with these terms, you can report it to us.
MusicTV account and MusicTV Channels
You can use parts of the Service, such as browsing and searching for Content, without having a MusicTV account. However, you do need a MusicTV account to use some features. With a MusicTV account, you may be able to like videos, subscribe to channels, create your own MusicTV channel, and more.
Creating a MusicTV channel will give you access to additional features and functions, such as uploading videos, making comments or creating playlists.
To protect your MusicTV account, keep your password confidential. You should not reuse your MusicTV account password on third-party applications.
Permissions and Restrictions
You may access and use the Service as made available to you, as long as you comply with this Agreement and the law. You may view or listen to Content for your personal, non-commercial use.
The following restrictions apply to your use of the Service. You are not allowed to:
- access, reproduce, download, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, alter, modify or otherwise use any part of the Service or any Content except: (a) as specifically permitted by the Service; (b) with prior written permission from MusicTV and, if applicable, the respective rights holders; or (c) as permitted by applicable law;
- circumvent, disable, fraudulently engage, or otherwise interfere with the Service (or attempt to do any of these things), including security-related features or features that: (a) prevent or restrict the copying or other use of Content; or (b) limit the use of the Service or Content;
- access the Service using any automated means (such as robots, botnets or scrapers) except: (a) in the case of public search engines, in accordance with MusicTV's robots.txt file; (b) with MusicTV's prior written permission; or (c) as permitted by applicable law;
- collect or use any information that might identify a person (for example, harvesting usernames or faces), unless permitted by that person or allowed under section 3 above;
- use the Service to distribute unsolicited promotional or commercial content or other unwanted or mass solicitations (spam);
- cause or encourage any inaccurate measurements of genuine user engagement with the Service, including by paying people or providing them with incentives to increase a video's views, likes, or dislikes, or to increase a channel's subscribers, or otherwise manipulate metrics;
- misuse any reporting, flagging, complaint, dispute, or appeals process, including by making groundless, vexatious, or frivolous submissions;
- run contests on or through the Service;
- use the Service to view or listen to Content other than for personal, non-commercial use (for example, you may not publicly screen videos or stream music from the Service); or
- use the Service to: (a) sell any advertising, sponsorships, or promotions placed on, around, or within the Service or Content; or (b) sell advertising, sponsorships, or promotions on any page of any website or application that only contains Content from the Service or where Content from the Service is the primary basis for such sales (for example, selling ads on a webpage where MusicTV videos are the only content of value).
Any right not expressly granted to you in this Agreement remains the right of MusicTV or the respective rights holders. This means, for example, that using the Service does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in the Content you access (including any branding used on or displayed in the Service).
Changes to the Service
MusicTV is constantly changing and improving the Service. We may also need to alter or discontinue the Service, or any part of it, in order to make performance or security improvements, change functionality and features, make changes to comply with law, or prevent illegal activities on or abuse of our systems. We will always consider and balance the impact of such changes on the use of the Service. Whenever reasonably possible, we will provide notice when we discontinue or make material changes to our Service that will have an adverse impact on the use of our Service. However, there will be times when we need to make such changes without notice, such as where we need to take action to improve the security and operability of our Service, prevent abuse, or meet our legal requirements.
Your Content and Conduct
If you have a MusicTV channel, you may be able to upload Content to the Service. You may use your Content to promote your business or artistic enterprise. If you choose to upload Content, you must not submit to the Service any Content that does not comply with this Agreement or the law. For example, the Content you submit must not include third-party intellectual property (such as copyrighted material) unless you have permission from that party or are otherwise legally entitled to do so (including by way of any available exceptions or limitations to copyright or related rights provided for in European Union law). You are legally responsible for the Content you submit to the Service. We may use automated systems that analyze your Content to help detect infringement and abuse, such as spam, malware, and illegal content.
Rights you Grant
You retain all of your ownership rights in your Content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours. However, we do require you to grant certain rights to MusicTV and other users of the Service, as described below.
Licence to MusicTV
By providing Content to the Service, you grant to MusicTV a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable licence to use that Content (including to reproduce, distribute, modify, display and perform it) for the purpose of operating, promoting, and improving the Service.
Licence to Other Users
You also grant each other user of the Service a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to access your Content through the Service, and to use that Content (including to reproduce, distribute, modify, display, and perform it) only as enabled by a feature of the Service.
Duration of Licence
The licences granted by you continue until the Content is removed as described below. Once removed, the licences will terminate, except where the operation of the Service, use of Content permitted before your removal, or the law requires otherwise. For example, removal of Content by you does not require MusicTV to: (a) recall Content that is being used by other users within any limited offline viewing functionality of the Service; or (b) delete copies we reasonably need to keep for legal purposes.
Right to Monetize
You grant to MusicTV the right to monetize your Content on the Service (and such monetization may include displaying ads on or within Content or charging users a fee for access). This Agreement does not entitle you to any payments. Any payments you may be entitled to receive from MusicTV under any other agreement between you and MusicTV will be treated as royalties. If required by law, Digital Public will withhold taxes from such payments.
Removing Your Content
You may remove your Content from the Service at any time. You must remove your Content if you no longer have the rights required by these terms.
Removal of Content By MusicTV
If we reasonably believe that any Content is in breach of this Agreement or may cause harm to MusicTV, our users, or third parties, we may remove or take down some or all of such Content. We will notify you with the reason for our action unless we reasonably believe that to do so: (a) would violate the law or the direction of a legal enforcement authority, or would otherwise risk legal liability for MusicTV or our Affiliates; (b) would compromise an investigation or the integrity or operation of the Service; or (c) would cause harm to any user, other third party, MusicTV or our Affiliates.
If you believe your copyright has been infringed on the Service, please send us a notice.
Account Suspension and Termination
Terminations by You
You may stop using the Service at any time. You can also delete the Service from your MusicTV account, which involves closing your MusicTV channel and removing your data.
Terminations and Suspensions by MusicTV for Cause
MusicTV may suspend or terminate your access, your MusicTV account, or your MusicTV account's access to all or part of the Service if: (a) you materially or repeatedly breach this Agreement; (b) we are required to do so to comply with a legal requirement or a court order; or (c) we reasonably believe there has been conduct that creates liability or harm to any user, other third party, MusicTV or our Affiliates.
Terminations by MusicTV for Service Changes
MusicTV may terminate your access, or your MusicTV account's access to all or part of the Service if MusicTV reasonably believes that its provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable.
Notice for Termination or Suspension
We will notify you with the reason for termination or suspension by MusicTV unless we reasonably believe that to do so: (a) would violate the law or the direction of a legal enforcement authority, or would otherwise risk legal liability for MusicTV or our Affiliates; (b) would compromise an investigation or the integrity or operation of the Service; or (c) would cause harm to any user, other third party, MusicTV or our Affiliates. Where MusicTV is terminating your access for Service Changes, where reasonably possible, you will be provided with sufficient time to export your Content from the Service.
Effect of Account Suspension or Termination
If your MusicTV account is terminated or your MusicTV account's access to the Service is restricted, you may continue using certain aspects of the Service (such as viewing only) without an account, and this Agreement will continue to apply to such use.
Other Legal Terms
We provide the Service with reasonable care and skill.
By law, consumers have certain rights that cannot be excluded or altered by a contract. Nothing in this Agreement affects those rights you may have as a consumer. Other than as expressly stated in this Agreement or as required by law, MusicTV does not make any specific promises about the Service. For example, we don't make any promises about: the Content provided through the Service; the specific features of the Service, or its accuracy, reliability, availability, or ability to meet your needs; or that any Content you submit will be accessible or stored on the Service.
Limitation of Liability
All users: Nothing in this Agreement is intended to exclude or limit any party's liability for: death or personal injury; fraud; fraudulent misrepresentation; or any liability that cannot be excluded or limited by law.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, MusicTV and its Affiliates will not be responsible for:
- losses that were not caused by MusicTV or its Affiliates' breach of this Agreement;
- any loss or damage that was not, at the time that this Agreement was formed between you and MusicTV, a reasonably foreseeable consequence of MusicTV or its Affiliates breaching this Agreement; or
- the Content submitted by any user, or for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any user.
Business Users only: If you are using the Service for the purpose of your trade, business, craft or profession, (a "Business User"), to the extent permitted by applicable law, the following limitations of liability will also apply:
- MusicTV and its Affiliates will not be responsible for lost profits, revenues, or data; loss of opportunity or anticipated savings; indirect or consequential losses, or punitive damages (in all cases whether such losses were foreseeable or not); and
- MusicTV and its Affiliates' total liability for any claims arising from or relating to the Service is limited to the greater of: (a) the amount of revenue that MusicTV has paid to you from your use of the Service in the 12 months before the date of your notice, in writing to MusicTV, of the claim and (b) €500, whichever is higher.
About this Agreement
Modifying this Agreement
We may modify this Agreement, for example, to reflect changes to our Service or for legal, regulatory, or security reasons. MusicTV will provide reasonable advance notice of any material modifications to this Agreement and the opportunity to review these changes. However, changes addressing newly available features of the Service or changes made for legal reasons may be effective immediately. Changes will only apply going forward. If you do not agree to the modified terms, you should remove any Content you uploaded and discontinue your use of the Service.
Continuation of this Agreement
If your use of the Service ends, the following terms of this Agreement will continue to apply to you: "Other Legal Terms", "About This Agreement", and the licenses granted by you will continue in limited cases as described under "Duration of License".
If it turns out that a particular term of this Agreement is not enforceable for any reason, this will not affect any other terms.
MusicTV may transfer all or part of this Agreement to an Affiliate or, if MusicTV is sold, to a third party.
If you do not comply with this Agreement and we do not take action immediately, this doesn't mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as the right to take action in the future).
If you live in the European Economic Area, or Switzerland, this Agreement, and your relationship with MusicTV under this Agreement, will be governed by the laws of your country of residence, and legal proceedings may be brought in your local courts.