1. Your relationship with Polkast
1.1 Your use of Polkast’s products, software, services and web sites (referred to collectively as the “Services” in this document) is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and Polkast. “Polkast” means Polkast LLC. This document explains how the agreement is made up, and sets out some of the terms of that agreement. These are referred to below as the “Terms”.
1.2 The Terms form a legally binding agreement between you and Polkast in relation to your use of the Services. It is important that you take the time to read them carefully.
2. Accepting the Terms
2.1 In order to use the Services, you must first agree to the Terms. You may not use the Services if you do not accept the Terms.
2.2 You can accept the Terms by:
(A) clicking to accept or agree to the Terms, where this option is made available to you by Polkast in the user interface for any Service; or
(B) by actually using the Services. In this case, you understand and agree that Polkast will treat your use of the Services as acceptance of the Terms from that point onwards.
2.3 You may not use the Services and may not accept the Terms if (a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with Polkast, or (b) you are a person barred from receiving the Services under the laws of the United States or other countries including the country in which you are resident or from which you use the Services.
3. Provision of the Services by Polkast
3.1 Polkast is constantly innovating in order to provide the best possible experience for its users. You acknowledge and agree that the form and nature of the Services which Polkast provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you.
3.2 As part of this continuing innovation, you acknowledge and agree that Polkast may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally at Polkast’s sole discretion, without prior notice to you. You may stop using the Services at any time. You do not need to specifically inform Polkast when you stop using the Services.
3.3 You acknowledge and agree that while Polkast may not currently have set a fixed upper limit on the number of transmissions you may send or receive through the Services or on the amount of storage space used for the provision of any Service, such fixed upper limits may be set by Polkast at any time, at Polkast’s discretion.
4. Use of the Services by you
4.1 In order to access certain Services, you may be required to provide information about yourself (such as identification or contact details) as part of the registration process for the Service, or as part of your continued use of the Services. You agree that any registration information you give to Polkast will always be accurate, correct and up to date.
4.2 You agree to use the Services only for purposes that are permitted by (a) the Terms and (b) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions (including any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the United States or other relevant countries).
4.3 You agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Polkast, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Polkast. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Services through any automated means (including use of scripts or web crawlers) and shall ensure that you comply with the instructions set out in any robots.txt file present on the Services.
4.4 You agree that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Services (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Services).
4.5 Unless you have been specifically permitted to do so in a separate agreement with Polkast, you agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the Services for any purpose.
4.6 You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that Polkast has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any breach of your obligations under the Terms and for the consequences (including any loss or damage which Polkast may suffer) of any such breach.
5. Your passwords and account security
5.1 You agree and understand that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use to access the Services.
5.2 Accordingly, you agree that you will be solely responsible to Polkast for all activities that occur under your account.
6. Privacy and your personal information
6.2 You agree to the use of your data in accordance with Polkast’s privacy policies.
7. Content in the Services
7.1 You understand that all information (such as data files, written text, computer software, music, audio files or other sounds, photographs, videos or other images) which you may have access to as part of, or through your use of, the Services are the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. All such information is referred to below as the “Content”.
7.2 You should be aware that Content presented to you as part of the Services, including but not limited to advertisements in the Services and sponsored Content within the Services may be protected by intellectual property rights which are owned by the sponsors or advertisers who provide that Content to Polkast (or by other persons or companies on their behalf). You may not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on this Content (either in whole or in part) unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by Polkast or by the owners of that Content, in a separate agreement.
7.3 Polkast reserves the right (but shall have no obligation) to pre-screen, review, flag, filter, modify, refuse or remove any or all Content from any Service.
7.4 You understand that by using the Services you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, indecent or objectionable and that, in this respect, you use the Services at your own risk.
7.5 You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that Polkast has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any Content that you create, transmit or display while using the Services and for the consequences of your actions (including any loss or damage which Polkast may suffer) by doing so.
8. Proprietary rights
8.1 You acknowledge and agree that Polkast own all legal right, title and interest in and to the Services, including any intellectual property rights which subsist in the Services (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist). You further acknowledge that the Services may contain information which is designated confidential by Polkast and that you shall not disclose such information without Polkast’s prior written consent.
8.2 Unless you have agreed otherwise in writing with Polkast, nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use any of Polkast’s trade names, trade marks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features.
8.3 Unless you have been expressly authorized to do so in writing by Polkast, you agree that in using the Services, you will not use any trade mark, service mark, trade name, logo of any company or organization in a way that is likely or intended to cause confusion about the owner or authorized user of such marks, names or logos.
9. License from Polkast
9.1 Polkast gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by Polkast as part of the Services as provided to you by Polkast (referred to as the “Software” below). This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Polkast, in the manner permitted by the Terms.
9.2 You may not (and you may not permit anyone else to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of the Software or any part thereof, unless this is expressly permitted or required by law, or unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by Polkast, in writing.
9.3 Unless Polkast has given you specific written permission to do so, you may not assign (or grant a sub-license of) your rights to use the Software, grant a security interest in or over your rights to use the Software, or otherwise transfer any part of your rights to use the Software.
10. Content license from you
10.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.
10.2 You understand that Polkast, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users, may (a) transmit or distribute your Content over various public networks and in various media; and (b) make such changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services or media. You agree that this license shall permit Polkast to take these actions.
10.3 You confirm and warrant to Polkast that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.
11. Software updates
11.1 The Software which you use may automatically download and install updates from time to time from Polkast. These updates are designed to improve, enhance and further develop the Services and may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, new software modules and completely new versions. You agree to receive such updates (and permit Polkast to deliver these to you) as part of your use of the Services.
12. Ending your relationship with Polkast
12.1 The Terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or Polkast as set out below.
12.2 If you want to terminate your legal agreement with Polkast, you may do so by (a) notifying Polkast at any time and (b) closing your accounts for all of the Services which you use, where Polkast has made this option available to you.
12.3 Polkast may at any time, terminate its legal agreement with you if:
(A) you have breached any provision of the Terms (or have acted in manner which clearly shows that you do not intend to, or are unable to comply with the provisions of the Terms); or
(B) Polkast is required to do so by law (for example, where the provision of the Services to you is, or becomes, unlawful); or
(C) the partner with whom Polkast offered the Services to you has terminated its relationship with Polkast or ceased to offer the Services to you; or
(D) Polkast is transitioning to no longer providing the Services to users in the country in which you are resident or from which you use the service; or
(E) the provision of the Services to you by Polkast is, in Polkast’s opinion, no longer commercially viable.
13. EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES
13.1 NOTHING IN THESE TERMS, INCLUDING SECTIONS 13 AND 14, SHALL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT POLKAST’S WARRANTY OR LIABILITY FOR LOSSES WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THE LIMITATIONS WHICH ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION WILL APPLY TO YOU AND OUR LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
13.2 YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.”
13.3 IN PARTICULAR, POLKAST, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT TO YOU THAT:
(A) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS,
(B) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR FREE FROM ERROR,
(C) ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, AND
(D) THAT DEFECTS IN THE OPERATION OR FUNCTIONALITY OF ANY SOFTWARE PROVIDED TO YOU AS PART OF THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED.
13.4 ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
13.5 NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM POLKAST OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.
13.6 POLAKST FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
14.1 SUBJECT TO OVERALL PROVISION IN PARAGRAPH 13.1 ABOVE, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT POLKAST, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR:
(A) ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY.. THIS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ANY LOSS OF PROFIT (WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY), ANY LOSS OF GOODWILL OR BUSINESS REPUTATION, ANY LOSS OF DATA SUFFERED, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS;
(B) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OR DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF:
(I) ANY RELIANCE PLACED BY YOU ON THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY OR EXISTENCE OF ANY ADVERTISING, OR AS A RESULT OF ANY RELATIONSHIP OR TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY ADVERTISER OR SPONSOR WHOSE ADVERTISING APPEARS ON THE SERVICES;
(II) ANY CHANGES WHICH POLKAST MAY MAKE TO THE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY CESSATION IN THE PROVISION OF THE SERVICES (OR ANY FEATURES WITHIN THE SERVICES);
(III) THE DELETION OF, CORRUPTION OF, OR FAILURE TO STORE, ANY CONTENT AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS DATA MAINTAINED OR TRANSMITTED BY OR THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES;
(IV) YOUR FAILURE TO PROVIDE POLKAST WITH ACCURATE ACCOUNT INFORMATION;
(V) YOUR FAILURE TO KEEP YOUR PASSWORD OR ACCOUNT DETAILS SECURE AND CONFIDENTIAL;
14.2 THE LIMITATIONS ON POLKAST’S LIABILITY TO YOU IN PARAGRAPH 14.1 ABOVE SHALL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT POLKAST HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSSES ARISING.
15. Copyright policies
15.1 It is Polkast’s policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable international intellectual property law (including, in the United States, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and to terminating the accounts of repeat infringers.
16. Changes to the Terms
16.1 Polkast may make changes to the Terms from time to time. When these changes are made, Polkast will make a new copy of the Terms available here.
16.2 You understand and agree that if you use the Services after the date on which the Terms has changed, Polkast will treat your use as acceptance of the updated Terms.
17. General legal terms
17.1 Sometimes when you use the Services, you may (as a result of, or through your use of the Services) use a service or download a piece of software, or purchase goods, which are provided by another person or company. Your use of these other services, software or goods may be subject to separate terms between you and the company or person concerned. If so, the Terms do not affect your legal relationship with these other companies or individuals.
17.2 The Terms constitute the whole legal agreement between you and Polkast and govern your use of the Services (but excluding any services which Polkast may provide to you under a separate written agreement), and completely replace any prior agreements between you and Polkast in relation to the Services.
17.3 You agree that Polkast may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, by email, regular mail, or postings on the Services.
17.4 You agree that if Polkast does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is contained in the Terms (or which Polkast has the benefit of under any applicable law), this will not be taken to be a formal waiver of Polkast’s rights and that those rights or remedies will still be available to Polkast.
17.5 If any court of law, having the jurisdiction to decide on this matter, rules that any provision of these Terms is invalid, then that provision will be removed from the Terms without affecting the rest of the Terms. The remaining provisions of the Terms will continue to be valid and enforceable.
April 17, 2011