Effective as of February 15 April 2003
Subject to certain limitations as described herein, you are granted the right to access our lyrics (“Lyrics”), audio, audio-visual, video, text and software content (collectively, "Content") under certain terms and conditions as set forth in this Agreement. In order to use the Service, you must obtain access to the Internet and pay any service fees associated with such access. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such connection to the Internet and to be able to access the digital Content files. Download and use of software content may be subject to an additional license agreement. You must be at least 13 years of age to access the Content. Certain areas and functions of the Service require registration, while other areas and functions do not.
Should you choose to register with LyricsVault, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service registration process (such information being the "Registration Data"). You further agree that, in providing such Registration Data, you will not knowingly omit or misrepresent any material facts or information and that you will promptly enter corrected or updated Registration Data via the Service, or otherwise advise us promptly in writing of any such changes or updates. You further consent and authorize us to verify your Registration Data as required for your use of and access to the Service, as applicable. Once registered for the Service, you shall receive a unique user ID and password in connection with your account (collectively referred to herein as "IDs"). You agree that you will not allow another person to use your IDs to access and use the Service under any circumstances. You are solely and entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your IDs and for any charges, damages, liabilities or losses incurred or suffered as a result of your failure to do so. We are not liable for any harm caused by or related to the theft of your IDs, your disclosure of your IDs, or your authorization to allow another person to access and use the Service using your IDs. Furthermore, you are solely and entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account including any charges incurred relating to the Service. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known to you. You acknowledge that the complete privacy of your data and messages transmitted while using the Service cannot be guaranteed. A person who completes the registration process for the Service is sometimes referred to herein as a “Registered User”.
LyricsVault will make reasonable efforts to keep the Service operational. However, certain technical difficulties, routine site maintenance/upgrades and any other events outside the control of LyricsVault may, from time to time, result in temporary service interruptions. LyricsVault also reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, functions of the Service with or without notice. You agree that LyricsVault shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any of the direct or indirect consequences of any modification, suspension, discontinuance of or interruption to the Service.
By using the Service, you acknowledge and agree that you have no right to provide any files obtained through the Service to any other party or through any other means. You agree that you will not duplicate or otherwise reproduce the Content, or any portion thereof, onto any physical medium, memory or device now known or hereinafter devised. In addition, you agree that you will not attempt to, or encourage or assist any other person to, circumvent or modify any Content protection methods. “Lyrics” means the words of a musical composition.
You may not use or allow others to use, your IDs and/or the Service, directly or indirectly, nor upload, distribute, transmit, communicate, link to, publish or access any data, information or material through, using or otherwise in connection with the Service, that: (a) is libelous, defamatory, vulgar or obscene, pornographic, sexually offensive or explicit, harmful or harassing, threatening, hateful, racially, culturally, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive, discriminatory or abusive; (b) violates any law or regulation or the rights of others; (c) causes duress, distress or discomfort to another or is likely to deter or discourage others from using the Service; and/or (d) infringes any intellectual property, proprietary rights or confidentiality obligations of others. You are solely responsible and liable for any such activity, behavior, use and conduct. We have no liability and you bear the sole and exclusive risk associated with use of or reliance on the accuracy, quality, completeness, reliability or usefulness of any data, information or material in connection with your IDs. You also may not use, nor allow others to use, your IDs, the Service, directly or indirectly, to: (x) attempt to or actually disrupt, impair or interfere with, alter or modify the Service or any information, data or materials posted and/or displayed by us or anyone else; (y) act in a way that affects or reflects negatively on us, the Service, or anyone else; (z) collect or attempt to collect any information from others including, without limitation, personally identifiable information, without such party's prior consent. You agree to comply with all local, state, federal laws, statutes, rules and regulations, as well as any international treaties, which are applicable to your use of the Service.
You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Service, including, without limitation: (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging onto a processor, communications or access device or account which you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Service or to breach security or authentication measures, regardless of your motives or intent; (c) attempting to interfere with or disrupt the Service or service to any user, processor, host or network, including, without limitation, by submitting a virus, worm or Trojan horse; or (d) sending unsolicited e-mail or other information, including promotions or advertising. Violations of system or network security or this Agreement may result in civil or criminal liability. We have the right to investigate occurrences, which may involve such violations and we may involve, provide information to and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.
In some cases, LyricsVault derives its rights to use the Content offered on the Service from third party content owners ("Content Providers") for fixed periods of time. As well, LyricsVault is sometimes required to pull certain Content off the Service for legal reasons. Therefore, certain Content offered or advertised by LyricsVault may not be available when you try to access it, and not all Content is available in all countries or territories.
You acknowledge and agree to the essential condition that the Content is provided "As Is". Therefore, you are aware and agree that the Content might not be suitable for your purposes or satisfy your expectations or requirements with respect to it. You also acknowledge and agree that the Content could contain errors or other harmful components. Therefore, we recommend that prior to accessing the Content, you ensure, at your cost, that the Content will suit your requirements and needs and will not have any negative impact on your computer and/or your media player system.
We may terminate this Agreement, restrict, suspend or terminate your use of the Service immediately and without notice or liability, if you violate, breach or fail to comply with this Agreement in any way, and it will not limit any other rights or remedies which are available to us. Without limitation of any other provisions hereof regarding termination, we reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service, without cause, upon reasonable notice.
The Content available through the Service is mostly protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. Usage of Lyrics is limited to your personal, noncommercial use in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. You may not reproduce (other than as authorized for your own personal usage), publish, transmit, distribute, publicly display, rent or lend, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in the sale of or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, any of the Lyrics so provided. You agree that you are not granted any so-called "karaoke" or "sing-along" rights to Lyrics and you shall not seek to or remove any vocal track from a sound recording that shall be associated with a Lyric provided to you. You agree not to assign, transfer or transmit any Lyrics to any third party. You agree that you shall not seek to or do anything that will defeat, evade or circumvent any efforts that may be made to protect the Lyrics from any unauthorized usage.
The Content you find on LyricsVault are only to be used for entertainment and educational purposes and not for your own profit. The lyrics are copyrighted and cannot be used for your own profit without the written concent of the creative artists. LyricsVault will not, and you must not, gain commercially from this Content.
LyricsVault provides Content that are all transcribed, not authored. Authorship means that someone creates the song and composes the lyric hoping to make an hit wonder. Transcription means that someone listens carefully to a song and writes/types whatever he/she hears, which sometimes may not be correct.
You acknowledge that LyricsVault retains exclusive ownership of the Service and all intellectual property rights associated therewith. The Service contains proprietary and confidential information that is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Except as expressly provided herein, you are not granted any rights or license to patents, copyrights, trade secrets or trademarks with respect to the Service or the Content, and LyricsVault reserves all rights not expressly granted hereunder. You may not copy, reproduce, transfer or access (except as expressly authorized by this Agreement), re-license, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, translate, publish, transmit, distribute, display, broadcast, re-broadcast, redistribute, modify, create derivative works from, capture or store in any physical media, market, rent, sell, lease, sublicense, or participate in any sale of or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, the Service or any related software. You shall promptly notify LyricsVault in writing upon your discovery of any unauthorized use or infringement of the Service or the Content or LyricsVault's patent, copyright, trade secret, trademarks or other intellectual property rights. Except as expressly provided for herein, any copy or use of any portion of the Service shall constitute an act of copyright infringement and a breach of this Agreement. Furthermore, LyricsVault may in its sole discretion pursue any other available rights or remedies at law or in equity for a violation of this Agreement or such copyright infringement.
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. You agree to not use the Service for your own or others benifit.
Please note that any Content made available on or through the Service which contains or displays the YouTube logo or which is provided via the YouTube player is hosted on YouTube’s servers, and LyricsVault thus does not have the ability to permanently remove all or any such content from YouTube’s servers.
The LyricsVault logos and other trademarks on the site are the property of their respective owners and are owned by, licensed to, or, where required, used with permission by LyricsVault and may not be reproduced, copied, or manipulated in any manner without the express, written approval of the trademark owner.
The Service may, but is not obligated to, offer interactive features that allow you to, among other things, submit or post Materials or links to third party content on areas of the Service accessible and viewable by other users of the Service and the public. You represent and agree that any use by you of such features, including any Materials or links submitted or posted by you, shall be your sole responsibility, shall not infringe or violate the rights of any other party or violate any laws, contribute to or encourage infringing or otherwise unlawful conduct, or otherwise be obscene, objectionable or in poor taste, and that you have obtained all necessary rights, licenses or clearances. You also further agree to provide accurate and complete information in connection with your submission or posting of any Materials on the Service. “Materials” includes, without limitation, lyrics, reviews, videos, articles, audio files and any other content whether copyrightable or not.
By transmitting, submitting and/or posting any Materials to the Service, you grant to LyricsVault a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, license, distribute, display, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit, and otherwise exploit such Materials, in all media now known or later developed, including without limitation the right to add such Materials to the database of LyricsVault and/or any Content Provider. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such Materials, including, without limitation, any intellectual property laws under any relevant jurisdiction, and shall constitute a waiver of any rights, ''moral rights,'' or any similar rights under any jurisdiction. For purposes of clarification and avoidance of doubt, no termination of this Agreement will affect the license granted herein by you.
LyricsVault reserves the right not to post or publish any Materials, and to delete, remove or edit any Materials, at any time in its sole discretion without notice or liability.
LyricsVault has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any information and materials submitted or posted by you or otherwise available on the Service, to investigate any reported or apparent violation of this Agreement, and to take any action that LyricsVault in its sole discretion deems appropriate.
You understand that by using the Service, you may encounter content that may be deemed offensive, indecent, or objectionable, which content may or may not be identified as having explicit language. Nevertheless, you agree to use the Service at your sole risk and that LyricsVault shall have no liability to you for content that may be found to be offensive, indecent, or objectionable. Content descriptions are provided for convenience, and you acknowledge and agree that LyricsVault does not guarantee their accuracy.
LyricsVault believes in building a caring community based around music and will not tolerate antisocial or unlawful behavior in connection with the Service. We expect you to use only language appropriate for general conversation, with no insulting, racist, obscene or sexually explicit remarks
You are solely responsible for the content of any transmissions you make to the Service or any materials you add to the Service (the ''Communications''). You will not use the Service to: Upload, post, e-mail, transmit, display, copy, distribute, promote, or otherwise communicate to the public
(a) Communications of any kind that are false, unlawful, threatening, tortuous, disparaging (including disparaging of LyricsVault, its parent, subsidiaries or affiliates), anything that adversely affects LyricsVault such as discouraging any person or entity from advertising with, linking to or supplying LyricsVault, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, racist, sexually explicit, ethnically or culturally offensive, indecent, or that promotes violence, racial hatred, terrorism, or illegal acts, or are otherwise objectionable in LyricsVault’s sole discretion;
(b) Communications of any kind that violate, plagiarize, misappropriate or infringe upon the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright (including, offering pirated computer programs or links to such programs, information used to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, including serial registration numbers for software programs, rights management information or any type of cracker utilities), trademark, patent, trade secret, rights of privacy or publicity, confidential information or any other proprietary right;
(c) Communications of any kind that contain a virus, Trojan horse, time bombs, worms, spyware, adware, malware, bots, any automated use of the system, such as scripts, or other harmful component or restricts or inhibits any other user's uninhibited use and enjoyment of the Service, interferes with, overburdens, impairs or disrupts the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobeys any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
(d) Communications of any kind that are false or misleading or that constitute or contain false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact, including, without limitation, by forging any TCP/IP packet header, any part of the header information in any transmission to the Service, or otherwise manipulating identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted to or from the Service;
(e) Communications of any kind which include any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, requests for money, petitions for signature, or any other form of solicitation;
(f) Communications of any kind that encourage, promote, solicit or commit conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law or otherwise make available any material that exploits or harms any individual, corporation or other entity;
(g) Communications of any kind designed to impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
(h) Communications of any kind that disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to scroll faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges on the Service;
(i) Communications of any kind designed to stalk, abuse, sexually exploit, violently exploit, groom, act violently toward, threaten or otherwise harass another;
(j) Communications of any kind designed to use or attempt to use another's information, account, password, service or system except as expressly permitted;
(k) Communications of any kind designed to solicit or collect personal data including telephone numbers, addresses, last names, email addresses, or any other kind of information about users, including without limitation, through such means as spidering, “screen scraping,” “database scraping,” harvesting of e-mail addresses, wireless addresses or other contact or personal information, or any other automatic means of accessing, logging-in or registering on the Website or for any services or features offered on or through the Website; and
(l) Communications of any kind that undertake any commercial purpose or activity without the prior written consent of LyricsVault, including, for example and without limitation, inserting your own or a third party’s advertising, branding or promotional content into the Service (for example, without limitation, in an RSS feed or a podcast received from LyricsVault or otherwise available through the Service).
LyricsVault reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your account or take such other action as LyricsVault sees fit in relation to any breach of LyricsVault’s Public Communication policy or any of the other terms set forth herein. In extreme cases or as required by law or regulation, LyricsVault reserves the right to take court action and/or report your conduct to the relevant authorities.
You acknowledge that any reliance upon any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed or distributed through the Service is at your sole risk. LyricsVault reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Service, or to deny access to the Service to anyone at any time. You acknowledge and agree that LyricsVault is not responsible for any materials posted by users of the Service. Prior to making any decisions based on information posted on the Service, you are advised to verify the information. LyricsVault shall not have any liability arising from your acts or decisions based upon the information provided on the Service.
Any website that links to the Service or on which you include the LyricsVault widget: (a) must not frame, surround, obfuscate or create a browser or border environment around any of the Content of the Service; (b) may link to, but not replicate, the Content of the Service; (c) must not imply that LyricsVault or the Service are endorsing or sponsoring it or its products, unless LyricsVault has given its prior written consent; (d) must not present false information about LyricsVault or its products or services; (e) must not use the Service or trademarks except as expressly permitted in this Agreement or without LyricsVault’s prior written permission; (f) must not contain content that is illegal, obscene or defamatory, or that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial; and (g) must not support, endorse or encourage piracy or the unauthorized exploitation of intellectual property rights. By linking to the Service, you agree that you do and will continue to comply with the LyricsVault Linking and Widget Policy. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, LyricsVault reserves the right to deny permission to link to the Service for any reason in our sole and absolute discretion. Any LyricsVault widget is not provided for commercial use, distribution or exploitation. If you are the operator of a commercial website and would like to link to the Service or include the LyricsVault widget in your website, please contact us by emailing. LyricsVault reserves the right to remove links or block the LyricsVault widget at any time and for any reason in its absolute discretion.
LyricsVault is a not-for-profit site.
Lyrics are property of the artists who made them.
The texts you find here may not be used for professional use without the written concent of the creative artist.
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