General Terms and Conditions
Revised as of April 14, 2017
THE WEBSITE LINEFORLINE.COM (THE “SITE”) AND RELATED PLATFORMS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR FROM THE SITE (THE “SERVICES”) ARE OWNED AND OPERATED BY LINE FOR LINE, INC. D/B/A LINE FOR LINE (TOGETHER WITH ITS AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS “OUR”, “WE,” OR “US”).
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENTS. IF YOU USE THE SITE AND THE SERVICES ACTING AS THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR AN ARTIST, BAND, GROUP, COMPANY, OR ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY AND YOU GUARANTEE COMPLIANCE BY SUCH INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
WE RESERVE THE SOLE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO MODIFY, DISCONTINUE, OR TERMINATE ANY SERVICE OR THE SITE, OR CHANGE, ADD, OR DELETE PORTIONS OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WITHOUT NOTICE. WE WILL POST CHANGES TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, IF ANY, TO THE SITE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE SITE PERIODICALLY FOR CHANGES. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES AFTER ANY CHANGES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE REVISED TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE THE SITE OR SERVICES.
1. USE OF SITE AND SERVICES:
(a) Age Restriction. The Site and Services are intended for use by persons 18 years of age or older. The Site and Services are not intended for children under the age of 13. Children under the age 18 but at least 13 years of age may use the Site and Services only with the verifiable consent of a parent or legal guardian who has agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. SOME AREAS OF THE SITE MAY CONTAIN MATERIAL THAT IS INAPPROPRIATE FOR MINORS. (b) Site Content Ownership. All materials and content on the Site and Services, including User Content (defined in Section 3(a) below), (collectively, the “Site Content”) are the proprietary property of us or our licensors (including other users of the Site), including respective copyrights, logos, slogans, trademarks, and service marks. As between you and us, you shall retain all rights in your User Content subject to the licenses granted in these Terms and Conditions. (c) Site and Services Use License. Subject to these Terms and Conditions and only to the extent expressly permitted by the functionality of the Site and Services, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, and non-transferable right to use the Site and Services and access and interact with Site Content. Except with respect to your use of certain Services in accordance with their specific terms and conditions that provide for or facilitate commercial activities, you understand that the Site and Site Content is for your personal and non-commercial use only. Except as expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions, the functionality of the Site, or your own use of your User Content (i) no Site Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, sold, or otherwise used in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, and (ii) nothing herein should be construed as granting any license or right to use any Site Content, including trademarks, service marks, logos, slogans or taglines of us or third parties, or any software or code relating to the Site or Services. (d) Site Downloads and Purchases. (i) Certain functionality of the Site may expressly permit you to download or copy Site Content, such as music or other materials files from the Site (“Site Downloads”). (ii) You agree that: A. Site Downloads are licensed to you only for personal, noncommercial use; B. the delivery of Site Downloads to you does not transfer to you any commercial or promotional use rights in the Site Downloads; C. you may not transfer or license your rights in any Site Download to any other person; D. you may not alter, modify, incorporate with other media, or otherwise create a derivative work of any Site Downloads; and E. you may not use a Site Download as a phone ringtone or ring-back tone (collectively, the “Site Downloads Usage Rules”). You may copy and store Site Downloads in connection with an unlimited number of devices as reasonably necessary but only in accordance with the foregoing Site Downloads Usage Rules. Any use of a Site Download other than in accordance with the Site Downloads Usage Rules may constitute copyright infringement. (e) Abuse and Infringement. You agree that you will not use the Site or Services in any manner that is abusive, fraudulent, or unlawful, that infringes the copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity, that is inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions, or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site or Services, in each case as determined in our sole discretion. Without limitation, you agree, represent, and warrant that: (i) You will use the Site and Services in compliance with all applicable laws and the Abuse Policy; (ii) You will not use the Site or Services to infringe the copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity; (iii) You will not harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other Site users by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications; (iv) You will not use automated scripts to collect information from, access, or otherwise interact with the Site; (v) You will not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that we deem to be harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable; (vi) You will not impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or entity; (vii) You will not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation; (viii) You will not use “spam,” “blast-faxes,” or recorded telephone messages to market or promote any materials relating to you on the Site or in connection with the Services; (ix) You will not use or purchase third party services which are marketed or used to artificially increase “Song Plays”, or “Video Plays” (or any other metrics). Use of these services, or similar services, will result in the immediate termination of your account. (x) You will not upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (xi) You will not use the Site or Services to solicit, advertise, provide, sell, or offer, any third party sites or services, or similar or competing products or services; (xii) You will not solicit Site users to register or sign up with another website, platform, or other service or entity; (xiii) You will not use or attempt to use another user's account without authorization from us or create a false identity using the Site or Services; (xiv) You will not, directly or indirectly, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code, object code, or underlying structure, ideas, or algorithms of, or found at or through, the Site or Services or any software, documentation, or data related to the Site or Services; and (xv) You will not remove any proprietary notices or labels from the Site or Services or modify, translate, or create derivative works based on the Site or Services. (f) Terms For Certain Services. These General Terms and Conditions apply to all Services as applicable. Your access and use of certain Services may be subject to additional terms and conditions. In the event any specific terms and conditions applicable to any particular Service conflict with these General Terms and Conditions, the specific terms and conditions shall apply.
3. CONTENT SUBMITTED BY YOU:
(a) User Content. (i) You are solely responsible for all materials and content that are submitted by you or through your account for posting, publication, display, distribution, performance, or other use on the Site or in connection with any Service, including without limitation, music, sound recordings, musical works, compositions, videos, photographs, pictures, graphics, names, likenesses, images, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, logos, biographical information, chat, messages, files, code, data, metadata, text, software, links, your Registration Information, content from your Third-Party Account, and any other information or materials (“User Content”). (ii) We are not responsible for any User Content that may be lost or unrecoverable through your use of the Site or Services, and you are encouraged to archive your User Content regularly and frequently. (iii) You must submit User Content to the Site and Services in compliance with our submission specifications. Our submission specifications are available in your Dashboard or otherwise on the Site. We reserve the right to refuse to accept and/or cause the removal of any User Content for any reason and at our sole discretion and without notice to you. (iv) As between you and us, and subject to our rights in these Terms and Conditions, you shall retain all rights in the User Content and nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall constitute a transfer to us of ownership of any User Content. (v) You hereby acknowledge and agree that we may, at our sole discretion, disclose User Content in order to: (A) comply with law enforcement, court orders, or the legal process; (B) protect the rights and safety of individuals; or (C) settle disputes over intellectual property ownership. You understand and agree that in connection with the rights granted herein, we have the right, but no obligation, to remove, monitor, market, promote, advertise, or otherwise use your User Content. (b) Licenses to User Content. (i) By submitting User Content to the Site or in connection with any Service, you automatically grant to us a non-exclusive, transferable, royalty free, license throughout the universe, and in any manner and media now known or hereafter developed, to prepare, review, copy, reproduce, convert, host, distribute, transmit, stream, publicly perform, display, modify, adapt, excerpt (in whole or in part), publish, promote, advertise, market, create derivative works from, and otherwise use all or any portion of the User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing, in connection with the Site and Services and the functionality thereof; provided, however, we will not sell or otherwise commercially distribute for a fee User Content except in connection with your express use of a Service or program offered by us that provides such functionality. Except as may be specifically provided in connection with any particular Service, we have no obligation to pay you or anyone else any amounts, including record or publishing royalties, performance fees, license fees, or union, guild, or collective bargaining fees, for the distribution, public performance, or other uses of your User Content as authorized in these Terms and Conditions. (ii) The foregoing grant of rights includes, without limitation, our right to (but not obligation to): A. use User Content, including names, pictures, likenesses, images, voices, performances, biographical materials, and web links to websites that you control, in each case in connection with marketing, advertising, or promoting User Content, you, the Site, the Services, or us; B. submit or transmit User Content to third parties in connection with any applicable Services or program offered by us which you elect to use, in any format (e.g., MP3, M4A, streaming, or otherwise) in accordance with the functionality of such Service or program; C. display any and all lyrics associated with a musical composition embodied in User Content in connection with the Site or Services or program offered by us; D. edit or modify User Content in our sole discretion in connection with the Site, Services, or program offered by us and without any approval rights by you; and E. publicly perform and transmit your sound recordings and musical compositions in connection with the Site, Services, or a program offered by us, including, but not limited to, by interactive and non-interactive streaming on the Site or via a Service. If you have affiliated with a performance rights organization (“PRO”) with respect to your public performance rights, such as BMI, ASCAP, or SESAC, then you may be prohibited from granting the same rights to us, or a grant of public performance rights to us may prevent a PRO from collecting royalties on your behalf. In certain situations a PRO may require that you provide the PRO with notice if you are granting public performance rights to another party. If you have an agreement with a PRO that includes such a provision, you are solely responsible for providing such notice to the PRO. You understand that no fees or payment of any kind whatsoever shall be due to any PRO or music publisher for use of your User Content as authorized in these Terms and Conditions. (iii) Certain functionality of the Site and certain Services allow you to make User Content, such as your music, available to be downloaded from our Site, and by using such features, you automatically grant to end users an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty free, license throughout the universe to use such Site Downloads but only for personal, noncommercial use and in accordance with the Site Downloads Usage Rules in Section 1(d) above. (iv) The grant of rights in this Section 3(b) will survive your removal of User Content from the Site, the termination of your use of the Site or Service, or any other termination of these Terms and Conditions unless we receive written notice of termination of this license from you, at which point this license will expire and we will stop using the specified User Content within thirty (30) days; provided, however, that with respect to Site Downloads, the grant of rights to end users will survive your removal of such User Content from the Site indefinitely. (c) Without limitation of the rights granted herein, we and you may enter into additional agreements to confirm the rights granted herein, expand scope of rights granted to us, or otherwise with respect to the User Content, and to the extent such other agreements conflict with these Terms and Conditions, the terms of such other agreements shall control. (d) Representations and Warranties. By submitting User Content to the Site or in connection with any Service, you acknowledge, represent, and warrant that: (i) you own or control all necessary rights in and to the User Content, and you have the full right and authority to grant the rights, licenses, and permissions in these Terms and Conditions; (ii) the exercise of the rights granted by you herein shall not violate any laws or otherwise infringe upon the rights of any person or entity, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights, or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful materials; (iii) the exercise of the rights granted by you herein shall be without any obligation to make any payment of any nature to you (except as expressly provided in connection with any Service) or any other person or entity; (iv) to the extent that you receive payments from us in connection with any Service, you acknowledge and agree that any such payments to you are inclusive of all payments otherwise due to any person or entity; and (v) to the extent you do not own any underlying musical compositions, sound recordings, samples, publicity rights, or other materials or content in your User Content, it is your obligation to secure all appropriate permissions, clearances, licenses, or other authorizations and agreements, and, as applicable, to pay directly all third-party fees and royalties as may be required, including, but not limited to, with respect to artists, band members, authors, co-authors, copyright owners and co-owners, publishers, producers, or any other person who performed in the making of your User Content, and in connection with mechanical royalties, digital phonograph delivery royalties, public performance royalties, payments that may be required under any collective bargaining agreements or statutory schemes, or any other royalties, fees, and/or sums payable with respect to your User Content, and at our request you shall provide us with confirmation of such authorizations and payments.
4. DMCA COPYRIGHT NOTICE AND REPEAT INFRINGER POLICY:
(a) If you are a copyright holder who believes that any of the materials on the Site infringe your work, you should notify us promptly. Instructions regarding the required content of this notice, and a form to provide such notice, is available via our Copyright Policy. Upon our receipt of notice reporting alleged copyright infringement, and which complies with the requirements set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), we will respond promptly to remove, or disable access to, the material in accordance with the DMCA. (b) Pursuant to the DMCA, written notification of claimed copyright infringement must be submitted in writing to the Designated Agent for this Site. Contact information for the Designated Agent may be found at the U.S. Copyright Office’s Directory of Service Provider Agents for Notification of Claims of Infringement, and is provided below:
Attn: Julie Schallau – DMCA Agent
1900 Ave of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(c) Please be advised that we may provide an alleged infringer with any notice of claimed infringement, including notices of claimed infringement submitted by you and any communications related thereto. We may also provide any counter notifications received and communication related thereto, to the provider of the original notice of claimed infringement. (d) Without limiting our termination rights in Section 10, if you engage in “repeat infringement” we may terminate your registration and Site account without notice, and you will no longer be permitted access to the Site or the Services. “Repeat infringement” shall be defined as two (2) or more instances, as determined by us in our reasonable discretion, where you have infringed the copyright rights of another person. (e) In the event a user’s materials are removed due to a DMCA notice and then subsequently restored in accordance with the DMCA, we will treat the underlying DMCA notice as withdrawn. (f) We reserve the right to terminate Site accounts that are the subject of fewer than two (2) instances of infringement of the copyright rights of another person in appropriate circumstances, such as when the user has a history of violating or willfully disregarding the Terms and Conditions.
You agree to fully indemnify and hold us and our subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners, affiliates, employees, contractors, co-branders, advertisers, and other partners (collectively, the “Related Parties”) harmless, and upon our request, defend us and/or the Related Parties, from and against any and all losses, liabilities, damages, claims, costs, expenses, or demands (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs), due to or arising out of (i) your use of the Site or Services; (ii) your violation or breach of any representation, warranties or other terms in these Terms and Conditions; (iii) your violation of any rights of any third party; and (iv) any dispute between you and any other user of the Site or Services. Without limitation, you agree to reimburse us and our Related Parties on demand for any payments made in resolution of any liability or claim that is subject to indemnification under this Section. We shall promptly notify you of any such claim, and you may assume control of the defense of such claim with counsel subject to our reasonable approval, provided that you obtain and post an appropriate bond for our benefit, and we shall have the right in all events to participate in the defense thereof. In accordance with Section 7(c) below, if a claim is made we will have the right to withhold payment of any monies due you in an amount reasonably related to the claim and potential expenses. Your sole remedy as a result of any breach or alleged breach by us of these Terms and Conditions or other applicable terms and conditions or agreements is limited to your ability to discontinue use of the Site and your ability to terminate your participation in any Services in accordance with the terms thereof.
6. LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS:
THE SITE, THE SERVICES, AND THE CONTENT THEREON ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE MAKE NO, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL, WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DO NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM USE OF THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICES. Without limiting the foregoing:
(a) We and the Related Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information in the Site Content. We and the Related Parties are not responsible for the content of, accuracy of, or statements or opinions expressed by third parties in any Site Content, including any User Content or in advertisements or solicitations. We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Site. Site Content is not investigated, monitored, or checked for accuracy or completeness by us. We do not make editorial decisions related to User Content. Inclusion of any Site Content, including links to other websites, does not imply approval or endorsement of the Site Content by us. (b) Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Site or Services, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You agree that we and the Related Parties shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings. If there is a dispute between you and any third party, you understand and agree that we are under no obligation to become involved. (c) You understand the speculative nature of the music industry, and we make no guarantees whatsoever with respect to the marketing, promotion, acceptance, development, or popularity of you, your band, your music, or otherwise in connection with your use of the Site or Services; and we further make no guarantees whatsoever that any materials you create or distribute using our Site or Services, including your music, will achieve any results or be purchased or otherwise used by any third party. (d) The Site and the Services may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. We are not responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, the Site or the Services. We are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment or software, or the failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or blocking from the destination mail servers, including injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Site or the Services. Under no circumstances will we be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of the Services, the Site, or any Site Content. (e) By using the Site and/or Services, you hereby release us and the Related Parties from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to your use of the Site and/or Services. If you are a California resident, you represent that you are familiar with Section 1542 of the California Civil Code and you hereby waive and relinquish any right and benefit to which you may have under Section 1542 to the full extent that you may lawfully do so in connection with the subject matter hereof. Section 1542 states: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR. (f) IN NO EVENT WILL WE AND THE RELATED PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR ANY LOST PROFITS AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES, EVEN IF WE ARE AWARE OR HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (g) NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE OF OUR AND THE RELATED PARTIES’ LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE, LOSS, COST, DAMAGE, OR CLAIM WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS AND EXPERT WITNESS FEES AND COSTS, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, EXCEED THE LESSER OF: (A) THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO US FOR THE SERVICES FOR THE PRECEDING THREE (3) MONTHS; AND (B) TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00 U.S.). YOU AGREE THAT THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY REPRESENTS A REASONABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK. THIS ALLOCATION OF RISK AND THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES HEREIN ARE A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
You acknowledge and agree that in the course of using certain Services you may become aware of certain otherwise confidential information related to our business and business practices. Except to the extent that such information is otherwise generally available to third parties or is required to be divulged by operation of law, you agree to keep such information confidential.
8. USAGE DATA:
We may collect certain tracking and usage data generated or provided by users who visit or interact with your profile on the Site, or by users of products or other materials distributed in connection with your use of certain Services, including, but not limited to, personally identifiable information (“Usage Data”). We may provide all or part of the Usage Data to you. You agree to comply with all applicable laws with regard to your use of Usage Data. You will not transfer or disclose any Usage Data to any third party. We are not responsible for the accuracy of Usage Data, and we disclaim any and all liability relating thereto.
(a) You may terminate your use of the Site at any time. You may terminate these Terms and Conditions with respect to any Service provided you have paid all applicable Service Fees by effecting a termination from your Dashboard. (b) We may cancel your user registration and terminate your use of the Site or Services at any time with or without cause, in our sole discretion, and with or without notice, including for your failure to make any payment when due or your breach of your representations, warranties, and covenants in these Terms and Conditions; provided, however, that we have no obligation to monitor your use of the Site or Services. (c) We may delete any of your User Content, information, or other data from the Site or Services at any time, and we have no obligation to maintain copies of any deleted information. (d) Any provisions of these Terms and Conditions that by their nature should continue after termination of your use of the Site or any Services will continue to apply even after the expiration or termination of these Terms and Conditions or your use of the Site or any Services.
10. GOVERNING LAW:
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., without reference to conflicts of laws provisions and, as to matters affecting copyrights, trademarks and patents, by U.S. federal law. Those who use the Site or Services from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Any dispute or claim arising out of, or in connection with, these Terms and Conditions shall be finally settled by binding arbitration in Los Angeles, California, in accordance with (the “Revised Uniform Arbitration Act”) and the then-current rules and procedures of the American Arbitration Association by one (1) arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator shall apply the law of the State of California, without reference to rules of conflict of law or statutory rules of arbitration, to the merits of any dispute or claim. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be confirmed, reduced to judgment and entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. You agree that, any provision of applicable law notwithstanding, the arbitrator shall have the authority to award the prevailing party its costs and reasonable attorneys' fees. The arbitration can resolve only your and/or our individual claims, and the arbitrator shall have no authority to entertain or arbitrate any claims on a class or representative basis, or to consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated. In the event that the forgoing arbitration provision is held invalid or unenforceable, then any dispute with respect to these Terms and Conditions shall be brought and heard either in the California state courts located in Los Angeles, California, or the federal district court for the Central District of Los Angeles located in Los Angeles, California. In such event, you consent to the in persona jurisdiction and venue of such courts. You agree that service of process upon you in any such action may be made if delivered in person, by courier service, by telegram, by facsimile or by first class mail, and shall be deemed effectively given upon receipt.
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be revised to the extent necessary to cure the invalidity or unenforceability, and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall continue in full force and effect. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits. These Terms and Conditions, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by us without restriction. Our delay or failure to exercise any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms and Conditions do not, and shall not be deemed to, constitute a partnership or joint venture between you and us, and neither you nor we, nor your or our respective directors, officers, employees, or agents shall, by virtue of the performance of the obligations under these Terms and Conditions, be deemed to be an agent or employee of the other, and neither you nor we has the authority to bind the other under any contract, agreement, or otherwise.
All notices required by these Terms and Conditions shall be in writing and shall be sent (i) by you via your Dashboard, (ii) by us via your Dashboard or your email address of record; and notice shall be effective on the date it is officially recorded as delivered by return receipt or equivalent.
For questions regarding these Terms and Conditions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Revised as of April 14, 2017
Welcome to the website LineforLine.com (the "Site") and related platforms, products, and services available on or from the Site (the "Services") are owned and operated by LINE FOR LINE Incorporated d/b/a LineforLine(together with its affiliates, successors, and assigns hereinafter referred to as "our", "we", "us", or "LineforLine").
The Site is a music-oriented content and information website that connects musical artists with venues, festivals, brands, publishers, labels, and fans. Registered users may post music, sound recordings, musical works, compositions, videos, photographs, pictures, graphics, names, likeness, images, biographical information, and other information or materials owned and/or created by them and can view each other's profiles ("Profiles"), communicate with each other, share photos, post comments, and describe their interests. Registered users can change their Profile information at any time and can control how other users and the Site communicates with them.
INFORMATION COLLECTED AND USED BY LINEFORLINE
When users register with the Site, LineforLine collects user submitted personal information such as name, mailing address, email address, telephone number and age. LineForLine uses that information to authenticate users and to send notifications to users relating to, without limitation, the Services and other opportunities.
As is standard practice on many corporate websites, LineforLine also logs non-personally-identifiable information, including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from the Site. This data is used to improve the website services, to analyze trends, to administer the Site, to track users' movements around the Site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. LineforLine will not use the information collected to market directly to that person. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to users. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
In addition, LineforLine uses pixel tags - tiny graphic images - to tell us what parts of the Site have been visited or to measure the effectiveness of searches customers perform on the Site. Pixel tags also enable us to send email messages in a format that customers can read. And they tell us whether emails have been opened to assure that we are only sending messages that are of interest to our users.
User Profile information, including users’ pictures and names, is displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the LineforLine social networking community.
LineforLine may also use a user’s email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding the Services. LineforLine may send email messages which use a "click-through URL" linked to content on the Site. When a user clicks one of these URLs, they pass through our web server before arriving at the destination web page. LineforLine tracks this click-through data to help determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked simply avoid clicking text or graphic links in the email.
From time to time, LineforLine or a partner may sponsor an opportunity, promotion, or contest through the Site. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. LineforLine may transfer personal information to certain advertising partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
LineforLine may also collect information for market research purposes to gain a better understanding of our customers and thus provide more valuable service. LineforLine also collects information regarding customer activities on our Site, and on related websites. This helps us to determine how best to provide useful information to customers and to understand which parts of our websites and Internet services are of most interest to them.
In cases where you use a mobile device to access our sites or use or applications, we may receive information about the location of your device. We may use this information to develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, and other offerings.
We use the information that we collect to develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, and other offerings.
Our Site does not respond to "do-not-track" settings in users' web browsers at this time. However, there is a way to opt out of interest-based advertising, such as Google's Ad Settings to manage the ads Google serves.
CHAT, PROFILES, MESSAGE BOARDS AND PUBLIC FORUMS
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to Chat Rooms, Profiles, Message Boards or any other Public Forum, that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications. We are not responsible for the personally information you choose to submit and make publicly available on the Site. Please think before you post any personal information online.
USING SOCIAL FEATURES OF OUR APPLICATIONS
Our social features promote and facilitate interaction among our application users, such as by allowing our users to promote a show or band. In order to protect the application users’ privacy, we will only show you this information if they previously opted in to use the same social feature you are using.
The information you allow LineforLine to access varies by application and SNS, and it is affected by the privacy settings you and your friends establish at the SNS. You can find out more about these settings at the SNS where you access our applications.
If you choose (opt in) to use one of our social features, you may be asked to log into a SNS, such as Facebook, through our application. The SNS may provide LineforLine with the following information:
Your SNS user ID.
Your profile picture or its URL (if available).
The user IDs and profile pictures of the people you are connected to on the SNS, such as your Facebook friends.
Contact information (such as your name and email address).
Demographic information (such as your gender and your date of birth).
Your physical location and that of your access devices.
Other information you provided to the SNS, such as occupation, interests, hobbies, music preferences, biographical information, and potentially any and all information that you agreed the SNS or other party could provide to us when you use our applications.
We link this data to a user ID that LineforLine assigns to you. When a SNS sends us the user IDs and profile pictures of your friends, we check to see which of your friends also have chosen to use the same LineforLine social feature you selected. If your friends have not chosen to use our social features, we do not retain their user IDs or other information about them. If your friends have opted in to use the same social feature you selected, then we link that information to you so that you can enjoy LineforLine’s social features with those friends. We will update the list of friends linked to your user ID each time you log back into our social feature.
While using a LineforLine social feature, you may be able to see your friends’ profile pictures and their most recent use of the feature. Similarly, when your friends are using the feature, they may be able to see your profile picture and your most recent use of the feature. You may be able to invite your friends to join you in a social feature, such as by posting a message to your Facebook wall. You are never required to use LineforLine’s social features in order to use our applications.
CORRECTING/UPDATING OR REMOVING INFORMATION
LineforLine registered users may modify or remove any of the personal information contained in their Profile at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account Info.
EMAIL CHOICE / OPT OUT
Users who no longer wish to receive promotional messages or updates may choose not to by opting-out. To opt-out, simply log-in to your user Account, and click the appropriate box to disable the notification emails you no longer wish to receive. All notification emails and LineforLine newsletters also include the above instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future. Note that users who have opted-out of promotional messages or updates may still receive email messages from LineforLine where necessary to provide a service you have requested or where necessary to inform you of critical information relating to your use of the Site.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING
LineforLine user accounts are secured by user-created passwords. LineforLine takes precautions to ensure that account information is kept private. LineforLine uses reasonable measures such as encryption to protect private information that is stored within our database against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, and we restrict access to such private information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Among these measures, when you enter sensitive information (such as credit cards) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer (SSL) technology, which creates an encrypted connection between you and our systems. Once we collect your credit card or debit card information, it is stored encrypted on restricted-access computers that are not directly accessible via the Internet. Please note that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, however, and LineforLine cannot guarantee the security of user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. Users are urged to also take precautions to protect their personal data by changing passwords often using a combination of letters and numbers, and using a secure web browser.
For any additional information about the security measures LineforLine uses on the Site, please contact us at email@example.com.
SHARING AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION LINEFORLINE COLLECTS
We may also share information about you with your SNS contacts when you and they use the same social features of our applications.
PRIVACY OF CHILDREN
This Site and our Services are oriented toward a general audience and intended for adults only. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from those under the age of thirteen (13). If you believe that we have inadvertently collected personally identifiable information from a person under thirteen (13), please contact us so that we can investigate and take any necessary remedial measures.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California law permits certain users of our site who are California residents to request certain information regarding disclosure of personal information to third parties for such third parties' direct marketing purposes during the past year. You may make such a request by writing to us at:
Greenburg & Glusker
Attn: Julie Schallau - Privacy
1900 Ave of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
You may also email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the full name and contact information for your LineforLine account in your request, and include the statement "Your California Privacy Rights" in the subject field of your letter or email. Please allow thirty (30) days for a response.
CONTACTING THE WEB SITE
Greenburg & Glusker
Attn: Julie Schallau - Privacy
1900 Ave of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
You may also email us at: email@example.com
Revised as of April 15, 2017
Line for Line Inc. d/b/a lineforline (together with its affiliates, successors, and assigns, hereinafter referred to as “OUR”, “WE”, or “US”) have adopted this Trademark Policy and Trademark Infringement Notification Process (the “Trademark Policy”) to address trademark infringement complaints from site users and third parties
We respect the intellectual property rights of our users and others. This Trademark Policy applies to the website lineforline.com (the “Site”) to address claims of infringement pertaining to trademarks owned or controlled by Site users or third parties
TRADEMARK OVERVIEW A trademark is a word, slogan, symbol or design (such as a brand name or a logo) that identifies and distinguishes the products or services offered by one party from those offered by others. Generally, trademark law seeks to prevent confusion among consumers about the source of products or services. The owner of a trademark may be able to prevent others from using its trademark (or a similar trademark) in a manner that would confuse people into thinking either that there is a relationship between the trademark owner and the unauthorized user or that the trademark owner endorses the unauthorized user’s products or services.
The owner of a trademark may obtain rights through registration with a recognized trademark office. In certain countries and under certain circumstances, rights in an unregistered trademark may be created through actual use of the trademark in commerce. Please note, merely registering with or obtaining a business permit from a government entity may not by itself create trademark rights.
For more information about trademarks, or to find out about registration of trademarks in the United States, please visit the United States Patent and Trademark Office's website. For a list of potentially applicable trademark offices in other countries, please consult the World Intellectual Property Organization's trademark directory.
What is a Trademark Policy Violation on the Site? Use of another user’s, or third party’s, registered standard character trademark, company or business name, or logo in a manner that may mislead or confuse others with regard to its brand or business affiliation may be considered a Trademark Policy violation.
What is Not a Trademark Policy Violation on the Site? Using another's trademark in a way that has nothing to do with the product or service for which the trademark was granted is not a violation of the Trademark Policy. We are also unable to arbitrate trademark disputes between parties where one party claims rights to a word incorporated into a stylized design mark, and where that word is used by another user in a band name.
LineforLine usernames are provided on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be reserved. Unfortunately, if your standard character trademark is not registered with a recognized trademark office and another Site user is using the same, or a similar name, that use is not a violation of the Trademark Policy.
How Does LineforLine Respond To Reported Trademark Policy Violations? When we receive valid reports of Trademark Policy violations from holders of federal or international standard character trademark registrations, we review the reported user account and may take any of the following actions:
When there is a clear intent to mislead others through the unauthorized use of a validly registered trademark, LineforLine will suspend the account and notify the account holder. When we determine that an account appears to be confusing users, but is not purposefully passing itself off as the trademarked good or service, we give the account holder an opportunity to clear up any potential confusion. We may also then release a username for the actual trademark holder's active use. Guidelines Regarding Fan Accounts, Impersonation Accounts, and Cover/Tribute Band Accounts LineforLine provides a platform for its users to share and receive a wide range of content, and we greatly value and respect our users' expression. Because of these principles, we do not actively monitor Site users' content and will not edit or remove user content, except in cases of violations of our General Terms and Conditions, Copyright Policy, Trademark Policy, or Abuse Policy.
LineforLine users are allowed to create fan accounts. However fan accounts should not incorporate any trademark belonging to any third party.
Accounts impersonating another artist, Site user, company or service are strictly prohibited and will be removed without notice to the infringing account. Accounts which use a deceased artist’s name are also prohibited and will be removed without notice.
Cover Bands and Tribute Bands are permitted to create user accounts. However, the profile name and/or user name should not be the trademarked name of any third party and may not include a trademarked name in a misleading manner.
A Cover Band or Tribute Band’s user profile information should make it clear that the account is not actually the artist that is the subject of the Cover Band/Tribute Band account. Here are some suggestions for distinguishing such an account:
The profile name should not be the trademarked name of the subject of the Cover Band/Tribute Band account. Further, the profile name should not be the trademarked name of any third party or include a trademarked name in a misleading manner. The Bio section of the account should include a statement to further distinguish it from the real artist, band, or company, such as “Tribute Account” or "Not affiliated with…" The account should not use a third party’s trademark, logo, copyright-protected image, or other intellectual property without express permission. The account should not, through private or public communication with other users, try to deceive or mislead others about the identity of the account holder. Users may also choose to use different language to indicate that an account is not associated with the actual artist/user/brand/company so long as it is clear and not confusing to others, and does not mislead or deceive
If an account is reported to be confusing, we may request that the account holder make further changes to bring the account in compliance with these best practices.
Trademark Infringement Notification Process Submitting a claim of trademark infringement is a serious matter with potential legal consequences.
Before you submit a claim of trademark infringement to us, you should reach out to the individual posting the content. You may be able to resolve the issue simply by bringing it to their attention.
If you wish to submit a claim of trademark infringement to us, you can do so via this Form. If you are unsure whether the content you are reporting is infringing your legal rights, you may wish to seek legal guidance. We cannot offer advice to you regarding your trademark claim, trademark validity, or trademark rights. If you choose to submit a report, you must include all elements of a complete trademark claim, and must include a link to the allegedly infringing content.
What Information is Required When Reporting Trademark Policy Violations? In order to investigate Trademark Policy violations, your Trademark Infringement Notice must contain all of the following information:
(1) Your full legal name (first, middle, last). (2) Your title. (3) Your full legal address. (4) Your telephone number. (5) Your email address (must be from a company domain if reporting infringement of a third party company trademark). (6) Your Company website (if applicable). (7) Your LineForLine user name (if applicable). (8) Your LineForLine account (if applicable). (9) On whose behalf (yourself, your organization, a client, someone else) are you asserting the trademark right? Note: If you are not the trademark owner, you will be required to provide documentary evidence that you have authority to act on the trademark owner's behalf (i.e., agent's agreement, power of attorney, etc.) sent to us via Facsimile or email. (10) Your trademarked word, symbol, etc. (11) The applicable trademark registration number. (12) The categories of goods and/or services covered by your registration. (13) The trademark registration office (e.g., USPTO). Note: A federal or international trademark registration number for a standard character mark is required. (14) A direct link (URL) leading directly to your trademark registration. (15) Attach a scanned copy of your trademark registration certificate(s) or screen shot of your registration on the website or database of the applicable national or community intellectual property office(s). Please note that we only support the following file formats: JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF and PDF. (16) A link (URL) leading directly to the specific content you are reporting. (17) Your Company website (if applicable). (18) A description of how you believe this content infringes your trademark. (19) A digital signature or a physical signature. WARNING
When submitting a Trademark Infringement Notice, you must declare under penalty of perjury that all of the information contained in the notice is accurate and that the use of your intellectual property described in the notice, in the manner you have complained of, is not authorized by the rights owner, its agent, or the law. Completed Trademark Infringement Notices may be sent via email, U.S. Mail, or facsimile to:
LineforLine c/o Greenburg & Glusker
Attn: Julie Schallau – Trademark
1900 Ave of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
© 2017 Line for Line Incorporated. All rights reserved.Top
Revised as of August 19, 2014
Line for Line Inc. d/b/a lineforline (together with its affiliates, successors, and assigns, hereinafter referred to as “OUR”, “WE”, or “US”) have adopted this Copyright Policy and DMCA Notification Process (the “Copyright Policy”) in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, including the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act (the “DMCA”).
We respect the intellectual property rights of our users and others, and adhere to the provisions of the DMCA. The Copyright Policy applies to the website www.LineForLine.com (the “Site”) to address claims of infringement pertaining to copyrighted material owned or controlled by a third party.
COPYRIGHT AND CONTENT USAGE FAQ Copyright is a form of legal protection given to authors of original works such as literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, graphic, photographic, software and certain other intellectual works. The copyright owner has the exclusive right to reproduce the work, make new works based on the work, distribute copies, and perform or display the work, during the duration of copyright protection, subject to very limited fair use rights of others to use only such amount as necessary to exercise fair use rights. You should assume all third party content is protected by copyright unless you have determined otherwise with the assistance of legal counsel and you should not rely on fair use except pursuant to advice of legal counsel. You can, however, seek a permission or license to use third party copyright protected content and once obtained will have the right to do so.
POLICY Pursuant to the General Terms and Conditions of the Site each Site user is responsible for ensuring that the materials they upload to the Site do not infringe any third party copyright. Additionally, the General Terms and Conditions prohibit Site users from using the site to infringe the intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
If you are a copyright holder who believes that any of the material(s) on the Site violates your copyright rights, please follow the guidelines and procedures below to provide us with appropriate notice. We will respond to clear written notices alleging infringement that comply with, or substantially comply with, the DMCA and other applicable laws.
We will remove or disable access to allegedly infringing material from the Site upon receipt of a valid DMCA notice as required by the DMCA and will provide the allegedly infringing party with a copy of the DMCA notice alleging infringement. If the party who posted the allegedly infringing information files a valid counter-notification, the materials will be reposted unless you file a claim for relief as further set forth in the DMCA.
All notices must be provided to our Designated Agent in hard copy (e.g., U.S. mail, e-mail, or facsimile) as described below. The Company does not accept notices or counter-notifications under the DMCA submitted by telephone or electronically via Company websites or mobile applications. You may wish to consult with legal counsel to assist you with assessing your claim(s) and understanding your rights and liabilities, including, without limitation, your potential liability for filing a false claim.
We do not act as an arbiter or judge of disputes about intellectual property rights. We do not adjudicate the substance of the copyright claim: we do not declare winners and losers. Your copyright in an item is determined in the real world, by real-world processes including the DMCA. The DMCA process allows users of an online service to resolve copyright disputes using the adjudication systems available in the real world. By disabling access to or removing content, as a prudential matter, we are not endorsing or validating a claim of infringement.
REPEAT INFRINGER POLICY Pursuant to the General Terms and Conditions, if a Site user engages in “repeat infringement” we may terminate the user’s registration and Site account without notice, and the user will no longer be permitted access to the Site or the Services. “Repeat infringement” shall be defined as two (2) or more instances, as determined by us in our reasonable discretion, where a user has infringed the copyright rights of another person. In the event a user’s materials are removed due to a DMCA notice and then subsequently restored due to the filing of a DMCA counter-notification, we will treat the underlying DMCA notice as withdrawn. We reserve the right to terminate Site accounts that are the subject of fewer than two (2) instances of infringement of the copyright rights of another person in appropriate circumstances, such as when the user has a history of violating or willfully disregarding the General Terms and Conditions.
OVERVIEW OF THE DMCA NOTICE PROCESS The DMCA provides a process for a copyright owner to give notification to an online service provider concerning alleged copyright infringement. When a valid DMCA notification is received, the service provider responds under this process by taking down the offending content. Upon taking down content pursuant to the DMCA, the online service provider will take reasonable steps to contact the owner of the removed content so that a counter-notification may be filed. On receiving a valid counter-notification, the online service provider generally restores the content in question, unless it receives notice from the notification provider that a legal action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in the infringing activity.
FILING A DMCA NOTICE TO REMOVE COPYRIGHTED CONTENT – FOR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with a completed DMCA NOTICE FORM, or a written notice containing the following information:
(1) Your legal name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address (if any); (2) A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, and the name of the owner of the copyrighted work; (3) A description of where on the Site the material that you claim is infringing the copyright may be found, sufficient for us to locate the material (e.g., the URL); (4) A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (5) A statement by you UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf; (6) Your electronic or physical signature. Completed DMCA Notice Forms may be submitted to our Designated Agent, identified below, via: U.S. Mail; Email; or Facsimile.
Please note that we may disclose any complete DMCA Notices and any communications concerning DMCA notices or other intellectual property complaints with third parties, including the users who have posted the allegedly infringing material.
FILING A DMCA COUNTER-NOTIFICATION TO RESTORE REMOVED CONTENT — FOR SITE USERS If you believe that your material has been removed by mistake or misidentification, please provide us with a written counter-notification containing all of the following information:
(1) Your legal name, mailing address, telephone number, and email (if any); (2) A description of the material that was removed and the location on the Site (e.g., the URL) where it previously appeared; (3) A statement UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification; (4) A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, any judicial district in which we may be found (which includes the United States District Court for the Central District of Los Angeles, California), and that you will accept service of process from the person who filed the original DMCA notice or an agent of that person; (5) Your electronic or physical signature. Completed DMCA counter-notifications may be submitted to our Designated Agent, identified below, via: U.S. Mail; Email; or Facsimile.
Please note that we will send any complete counter-notifications we receive to the person who submitted the original DMCA notice. That person may elect to file a lawsuit against you for copyright infringement. If we do not receive notice that a lawsuit has been filed within ten (10) business days after we provide notice of a counter-notification, we will restore the removed materials. Until that time, the materials will remain removed.
UNDER SECTION 512(f) OF THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY MATERIALLY MISREPRESENTS THAT MATERIAL OR ACTIVITY IS INFRINGING OR WAS REMOVED OR DISABLED BY MISTAKE OR MISIDENTIFICATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY. If you have questions about the legal requirements of a DMCA notice, please contact an attorney or see Section 512(c)(3) of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3), for more information. If you have questions about the legal requirements of a DMCA counter-notification, please contact an attorney or see Section 512(g)(3) of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3), for more information. For the full text of the DMCA, click here.
LINEFORLINE DESIGNATED AGENT
Greenburg & Glusker
Attn: Julie Schallau – DMCA Agent
1900 Ave of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
DO NOT SEND ANY INQUIRIES UNRELATED TO INFRINGEMENT OF RIGHTS (E.G., REQUESTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR CUSTOMER SERVICE, ETC.) TO THE CONTACT LISTED ABOVE. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE IF YOU SEND COMPLAINTS UNRELATED TO LEGAL MATTERS TO THAT CONTACT.Top
Revised as of April 15, 2017
Line for Line Incorporated d/b/a LineforLine (together with its affiliates, successors, and assigns, hereinafter referred to as “LINEFORLINE”, “OUR”, “WE”, or “US”) have adopted this Abuse Policy (the “Abuse Policy”). The Abuse Policy applies to the website lineforline.com (the “Site”) to address claims of abuse.
To balance the needs and interests of all of our users, we may prohibit content that does not meet the Site content standards outlined in this Abuse Policy.
Please review these standards. They will help you understand what type of expression and content is acceptable, and what type of content may be reported and removed.
If you need to report abusive behavior to us, please review the Abuse Policy in its entirety and contact us via the dedicated Abuse email address listed below.
If you believe you may be in danger, please contact your local law enforcement authorities in addition to reporting the content to us so that the situation can be addressed both online and offline.
SITE CONTENT STANDARDS • Violence and Threats Safety is our primary priority. We may remove content without notice to you and may escalate to appropriate law enforcement when we perceive a genuine risk of physical harm, or a direct threat to public safety. Users may not threaten others, or organize acts of violence. Organizations with a record of violent criminal activity are not permitted to maintain a presence on the Site and their profiles removed from the Site. Targeted abuse or harassment is a violation of the General Terms and Conditions.
• Bullying and Harassment We do not tolerate bullying or harassment. We take action on all valid reports we receive regarding abusive behavior directed at other users.
• Hate Speech We do not permit hate speech. LineforLine does not permit individuals or groups to attack others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or medical condition.
• Graphic Content Graphic images shared to celebrate or glorify violence are not permitted on the Site.
• Pornography and Nudity We have a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and any explicitly sexual content where a minor is involved. We also may impose limitations on the display of nudity. We may remove material we deem obscene or pornographic.
• Self-Harm We may remove any promotion or encouragement of self-harm, or drug abuse.
• Identity and Privacy We ask that users refrain from publishing the personal information of others without their consent. Claiming to be another person, creating a false presence for another artist or organization, or creating multiple accounts violates the General Terms and Conditions and the Trademark Policy.
• Intellectual Property Before posting content to the Site, please be sure you have the right to do so. We require that you respect copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights at all times. Infringing the intellectual property rights of others violates the General Terms and Conditions and/or the Trademark Policy.
• SPAM and Phishing We take the safety of our members seriously and work to prevent attempts to compromise their privacy or security. We also require that you respect our users by not contacting them for commercial purposes.
• Security We take the safety of our members seriously and work to prevent attempts to compromise their privacy or security, including those that use fraud or deception. Additionally, we ask that you respect our members by not contacting them for commercial purposes.
• User Disputes LineforLine provides a platform which encompasses a variety of users with different voices, ideas and perspectives. As a policy, we do not mediate content or intervene in disputes between users, unless the actions of a user violate the Abuse Policy, the General Terms and Conditions, or other applicable policy.
• Offensive Content Users are allowed to post content, including potentially inflammatory content, provided they do not violate the General Terms and Conditions or another applicable policy. LineforLine does not screen content and does not remove potentially offensive content unless such content violates the Abuse Policy, another applicable policy, or the General Terms and Conditions.
If you believe the content or behavior you are reporting is prohibited in your local jurisdiction, please contact your local authorities so they can accurately assess the content or behavior for possible violations of local law. If LineforLine is contacted directly by law enforcement, we can work with them and provide assistance for their investigation.
TAKE THREATS SERIOUSLY If you believe you are in physical danger, contact the local law enforcement authorities who have the tools to address the issue immediately!
If you decide to work with law enforcement, make sure to do the following:
1. Document the violent or abusive content or messages with print-outs or screenshots; 2. Be as specific as possible about why you are concerned; 3. Provide any context you have around who you believe might be involved, such as evidence of abusive behavior found on other websites; 4. Provide any information regarding previous threats you may have received. You can also report the content to us via our dedicated Abuse email address listed below.
WHEN TO REPORT ABUSE Simply because a user disagrees with or receives unwanted communication, such behavior does not necessarily constitute online abuse. Please utilize your account settings in order to control who can comment on your user profile and/or contact you. Only if two users are mutual fans of each other can they send and receive direct messages to each other. To block another user from sending you direct messages simply log in, go to that user’s profile page, select Fan Settings, and uncheck the box “I want to be a fan of.” To prevent other users from Commenting on your profile, log in, go to Account, Preferences, Comment Settings, and select “Always Block.” You may also browse other user’s profiles anonymously by logging in, going to Account, Preferences, Browsing Settings, and then checking the “Browse Anonymously” box. If a user sees a comment on their profile or receives a message the user does not like, then the user should simply take the above-mentioned steps to end any communication with that user.
Abusive users often lose interest once they realize that you will not respond. If the user in question is a friend, try addressing the issue offline. If you have had a misunderstanding, it may be possible to clear the matter up under different circumstance or with the help of a trusted individual.
If you continue receiving unwanted, targeted and continuous communications, and feel it constitutes online abuse, consider reporting the behavior to us via the dedicated Abuse email address listed below.
If you are a minor, and you know who the person is that is harassing you, please let a parent, teacher, or trusted adult know so they may assist.
REPORTING ABUSE POLICY VIOLATIONS If you see something on the Site that you believe violates the Abuse Policy or the General Terms and Conditions, you should report it to us. Please keep in mind that reporting a piece of content does not guarantee that it will be removed from the site.
It is possible that something could be disagreeable or disturbing to you without meeting the criteria for being removed or blocked. For this reason, we also offer personal controls over comments, and who may contact you.
Valid Abuse Reports must contain the following information:
1. Your full name. 2. Your email. 3. Your address. 4. LineforLine username. 5. How you are involved. 6. What you are reporting. 7. If the threat of physical harm is involved. 8. The username causing the issue. 9. Specific examples as evidence of the issue. 10. At least one direct link to the content being reporting; more links help to establish patterns. 11. Your Physical or Electronic Signature. An Abuse Report Form is available for your convenience.
Completed Abuse Reports may be sent to:
Attn : Julie Schallau – Abuse
1900 Ave of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
DO NOT SEND ANY INQUIRIES UNRELATED TO ABUSE (E.G., REQUESTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR CUSTOMER SERVICE, ETC.) TO THE CONTACT LISTED ABOVE. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE IF YOU SEND COMPLAINTS UNRELATED TO ABUSE TO THAT CONTACT. FOR TRADEMARK ISSUES, SEE OUR TRADEMARK POLICY. FOR COPYRIGHT MATTERS, SEE OUR COPYRIGHT POLICY. What happens when LineforLine receives a valid report?
Once you have submitted a completed Abuse Report, we will review the reported account, including the links to the material you would like us to investigate. If the account is in violation of our policies, we will take action, ranging from warning the user up to permanently suspending the account.
We will only contact you regarding your report if we require additional information to make a decision and we will only take action on content that violates our General Terms and Conditions, the Abuse Policy, or another applicable policy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Who can report abusive behavior on the Site?
In order to investigate reports of abusive behavior, violent threats or a breach of privacy, we need to be in contact with the actual person affected or their authorized representative. We are unable to respond to requests from uninvolved parties regarding those issues to mitigate the likelihood of false or unauthorized reports. If you are not an authorized representative but you are in contact with the individual, encourage the individual to file a report through our Abuse Report Form.
Can LineforLine give me another user’s information?
What should I do if I receive a violent threat?
If someone has communicated a violent threat to you via the Site that you feel is credible, contact law enforcement so they can accurately assess the validity of the threat. Websites do not have the ability to investigate and assess a threat, bring charges or prosecute individuals. If contacted by law enforcement directly, we can work with them and provide the necessary information for their investigation of your issue.
How do I file an Abuse Report?
You can file an Abuse Report by reports necessary information mentioned above and sending it to us via U.S. Mail, facsimile, or our dedicated Abuse email address listed above.Top
All content that is made available to view and/or download in connection with the Site is the copyrighted work of and is owned by LineForLine and/or its licensors or subscribers, as applicable, and is protected by copyright and other laws and international treaty provisions. You may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any such content without the express written permission of LineForLine and the copyright owner. You may not frame or otherwise include the Site within any other website or software.
"LineForLine" and the LineForLine logo are registered trademarks of LineForLine, Inc. LineForLine trademark is protected by law. All other names of companies and products mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners. You may not copy, display or use any of these marks without prior written permission of LineForLine.
COPYRIGHT POLICY & DMCA NOTICE
LineForLine respects the intellectual property of others, and we expect our users to do the same. LineForLine may suspend and/or terminate the accounts of users who infringe the rights of others. If you believe that your copyrights or other intellectual property rights have been infringed by postings of others through the LineForLine website, you should provide LineForLIne copyright agent with the following information:
* an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest; * a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed; * a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site; * your address, telephone number, and email address; * a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; * a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.
LineForLine agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
Greenburg & Glusker
Attn : Julie Schallau
1900 Ave of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067