StudyBass Terms of Service

Effective Date: November 1, 2005

Welcome to StudyBass a.k.a. the studybass.com website (the “Website”). The following Terms of Service (“TOS”) contain the terms and conditions that govern your use of the Website and the Service (as defined below). The TOS describe your rights and responsibilities and what you can expect from the Service. If you do not read, understand, and agree to all of the TOS, you may not use the Website.

studybass.com reserves the right to add to, delete or change these TOS. As such, you should check these TOS from time to time for such changes. 

StudyBass is owned and operated by Leading Tone Media, LLC.

1. SERVICE

studybass.com provides Internet-based services (“Service”) through the Website. Such services include a bass lessons, bass-related articles and tutorials and musical software, and paid subscriptions.

2. ELIGIBILITY

studybass.com will only knowingly provide Service to parties that can lawfully enter into and form contracts under applicable law. If you are under the age of 18, but at least 13 years of age, you may use the Service only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by these TOS. The Service is not intended for, and may not be used by, children under the age of 13.

3. COMPLIANCE WITH TOS AND APPLICABLE LAW

You must comply with all of the terms and conditions of these TOS, the applicable agreements and policies referred to below, and all applicable laws, regulations and rules when you use the Service and the Website.

4. YOUR LICENSE TO USE THE WEBSITE AND THE SERVICE

4.1 studybass.com solely and exclusively owns all intellectual property and other right, title and interest in and to the Service and Website, except as expressly provided for in these TOS. For example and without limitation, studybass.com owns the name, graphics and design of the Website and certain technology used in providing the Service. You will not acquire any right, title or interest therein under these TOS or otherwise.

4.2 studybass.com grants you a limited revocable license to access and use the Website and the Service for its intended purposes, subject to your compliance with these TOS. This license does not include the right to collect or use information contained on the Website for purposes prohibited by studybass.com; create derivative works based on the content of the Website; or download or copy the Website. If you use the Website in a manner that exceeds the scope of this license or breach these TOS, studybass.com may revoke the license granted to you.

4.3 studybass.com reserves the right to limit or revoke access to the service for any or no reason.

5. THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

studybass.com may use third parties to provide certain services accessible through the Website. studybass.com does not control those third parties or their services, and you agree that studybass.com will not be liable to you in any way for your use of such services. These third parties may have their own terms of use and other policies. You must comply with such terms and policies as well as these TOS when you use these services. If any such terms or policies conflict with studybass.com's TOS, agreements or policies, you must comply with studybass.com's TOS, agreements or policies, as applicable.

6. DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that studybass.com shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.

7. LINKS

The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because studybass.com has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that studybass.com is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that studybass.com shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

8. NO RESALE OF SERVICE

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any purposes (commercial or otherwise), any portion of the Service or Website, use of the Service or Website, or access to the Service or Website.

9. USER CONDUCT

You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not studybass.com, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service. studybass.com does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will studybass.com be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.

You agree to not use the Service to:

  1. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  2. harm minors in any way;
  3. impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a studybass.com associate, administrator, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  4. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;
  5. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
  6. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights (“Rights”) of any party;
  7. 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;
  8. 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;
  9. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
  10. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
  11. provide material support or resources (or to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources) to any organization(s) designated by the United States government as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act;
  12. “stalk” or otherwise harass another; and/or
  13. collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in paragraphs a through m above.

You acknowledge that studybass.com may or may not pre-screen Content, but that studybass.com and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or move any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, studybass.com and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that any reliance on any Content created by studybass.com or submitted to studybass.com and in all other parts of the Service and the Website, is exclusively at your own risk.

You acknowledge, consent and agree that studybass.com may access, preserve, and disclose your user information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the TOS; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of studybass.com, its users and the public.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

  1. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. studybass.COM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
  2. studybass.com MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE OR THE WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED.
  3. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
  4. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM studybass.COM OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TOS.
  5. A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF USERS MAY EXPERIENCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES WHEN EXPOSED TO CERTAIN LIGHT PATTERNS OR BACKGROUNDS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN OR WHILE USING THE SERVICE. CERTAIN CONDITIONS MAY INDUCE PREVIOUSLY UNDETECTED EPILEPTIC SYMPTOMS EVEN IN USERS WHO HAVE NO HISTORY OF PRIOR SEIZURES OR EPILEPSY. IF YOU, OR ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY, HAVE AN EPILEPTIC CONDITION, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO USING THE SERVICE. IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICE AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS WHILE USING THE SERVICE -- DIZZINESS, ALTERED VISION, EYE OR MUSCLE TWITCHES, LOSS OF AWARENESS, DISORIENTATION, ANY INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENT, OR CONVULSIONS.

11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT studybass.COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF studybass.COM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL studybass.COM BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES TO PROPERTY, THEFT, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, RESULTING FROM ANYONE'S USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICE, ANY CONTENT POSTED ON THE WEBSITE OR TRANSMITTED TO USERS, OR ANY INTERACTIONS BETWEEN USERS OF THE WEBSITE, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE.

12. INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold studybass.com, and its owners, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.

13. TERMINATION

13.1 studybass.com may suspend or terminate your use of the Website or Service if it believes, in its sole and absolute discretion, that you have breached a term of these TOS.

13.2 These TOS will survive indefinitely unless and until studybass.com chooses to terminate them.

13.3 If you or studybass.com terminates your use of the Website or the Service, studybass.com may delete any Content or other materials relating to your use of the Service on studybass.com's servers or otherwise in its possession and studybass.com will have no liability to you or any third party for doing so.

14. DISPUTE RESOLUTION

All disputes arising out of, relating to or connected with these TOS or your use of any part of the Service will be exclusively resolved under confidential binding arbitration held in Harris County, Texas before and in accordance with the Rules of the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”), by a sole arbitrator applying Texas law (without regard for conflicts of law principles).  The parties expressly agree that arbitration pursuant to this provision shall be governed by the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules and that the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes shall not apply.  The arbitrator's award will be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under these TOS will be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to these TOS, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise. Any action to enforce an arbitrator's award will be brought in a federal or state court located in Harris County, Texas, and each party hereby irrevocably submits to the personal jurisdiction of such court. By entering into these TOS, you hereby irrevocably waive any right you may have to join claims with those of others in the form of a class action or similar procedural device. Any claim arising out of, relating to or connected with these TOS or your use of any part of the Service must be asserted individually.

15.  SEVERABILITY

To the extent any portion of these TOS is determined to be illegal or unenforceable, these TOS shall be deemed immediately amended so as to remove only the unenforceable portion, and the remainder of these TOS shall be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law and in closest conformity to the original terms and intent of these TOS as permitted by law.