Terms of Service

Music Resource Group Website Terms and Conditions

THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAIN LEGAL OBLIGATIONS. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING A Music Resource Group site.

A] INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the Internet sites of Music Resource Group [MRG] LLC. These Terms and Conditions (as defined herein) apply to all Music Resource Group Internet sites which reference these Terms and Conditions including, without limitation, MusiciansAtlas.com, IndependentMusicAwards.com, and GrooveableFeast.com. By using a MRG site, or any of the products or services available on a MRG site, you agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by these terms and conditions and such other additional or alternative terms, conditions, rules and policies which are displayed or to which you may be directed in connection with any particular MRG site or service, all as may be modified by MRG  at any  time, and in its sole discretion (collectively, the “Terms and Conditions”). If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, you may not use a Music Resource Group site or any of the services available on a MRG site.

By accessing MRG websites, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing MRG internet sites.

Please note that we reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms and Conditions at any time. Please check periodically for changes. Your continued use of a Music Resource Group site following the posting of any changes to these Terms and Conditions will mean you accept those changes.

B] PRIVACY

For information on how user information is collected, used and disclosed by Music Resource Group  in connection with your use of a MRG site  and any of the services, please consult our Privacy Policy.

C] USE LICENSE

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials

  1. (information or software) on an MRG web site for personal,
  2. non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license,

  3. not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

    1. modify or copy the materials;

    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);

    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on an MRG web site;

    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or

    5. transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.

  4. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Music Resource Group, LLC at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

D] USER CONDUCT

All materials contained on MRG web sites are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. Any use of any trademarks appearing on a Music Resource Group site or any of the Services without the express written consent of the owner of the trademark is strictly prohibited.

By your use of a MRG site  or any of the Services, you agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations and these Terms and Conditions when using an MRG site or Service. You acknowledge that MRG  may investigate any violations of law and may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users in this regard. Additionally, you agree not to:

* post, transmit, link to, or otherwise distribute any materials, information or content constituting, advocating or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise use an MRG site or any of the Services in a manner which is contrary to law or would serve to restrict or inhibit any other user from using or enjoying an MRG siite, any of the Services, or the Internet;

* defame, abuse, stalk, harass, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others including, without limitation, rights relating to privacy and publicity;

* post, transmit, link to, or otherwise distribute any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information; or

* post, transmit, link to, or otherwise distribute any information, materials or content (including for greater certainty, software) which contains a virus, cancelbot, trojan horse, worm or other harmful or disruptive component.

E] FORUMS AND CONTENT SUBMISSIONS

By uploading materials to any chat board or forum available on an MRG site  (collectively, “Forums”) or otherwise submitting any materials to us through any other content generating or submitting Service on an MRG site, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such materials expressly grants) MRG a world-wide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable and non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, adapt, transmit, communicate, publicly display and perform, distribute and create compilations and derivative works from such submitted materials, for the purposes of publishing and promoting such materials in connection with the Forum or other Service through which the materials were submitted or generated, and for all promotions thereof. Such license shall apply with respect to any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. In addition, you warrant that all “moral rights” in such materials have been waived.

In addition, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such material expressly grants) Music Resource Group  a world-wide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable and non-exclusive right and license to televise, broadcast, transmit, exploit, use, communicate, publicly display and perform, distribute and create compilations and derivative works from, such submitted materials in any manner, media or technology, including, but not limited to all forms of television, wireless and online technology, now known or later developed.

When participating in a Forum, never assume that people are who they say they are, know what they say they know, or are affiliated with whom they say they are affiliated. MRG  cannot be responsible for the content or accuracy of any information, and will not be responsible for any reliance or decisions made based on such information. When using a Forum, you may not post, transmit, link to, or otherwise distribute any information, materials or content that do not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme of the particular Forum. Use of a Forum for commercial purposes of any kind is strictly prohibited. Please note that MRG reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in its sole discretion, are unacceptable, undesirable, or in violation of these Terms and Conditions.

[F] DISCLAIMER

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: (A) AN MRG SITE AND ANY OF THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND THAT MRG  MAKES NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR CONDITIONS (AS USED IN THIS SECTION, “WARRANTIES”) OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR OTHER VIOLATION OF RIGHTS. AND THAT ANY SUCH WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED, AND (B) MRG SPECIFICALLY MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT A MRG A SITE OR ANY OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE USE OF A MRG SITE OR ANY OF THE SERVICES, WILL BE PROVIDED ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE BASIS OR THAT SUCH SERVICES OR THE RESULTS DERIVED THEREFROM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS. FURTHER MUSIC RESOURCE GROUP MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON ITS WEB SITES AT ITS OWN DISCRETION AND AT ANY TIME AND WITHOUT NOTICE.

[G] PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION DISCLAIMER

MRG site may make available certain information provided by third parties related to various professional fields (the “Professional Information”). The Professional Information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and should not be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific treatment plan, product or course of action. In addition, while the Professional Information is frequently updated, this information changes rapidly and therefore, some of the Professional Information may be out of date. You agree that all risk associated with the use of, or reliance on, any of the Professional Information rests with you. You further agree that MRG, including its suppliers, shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, in any way for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of, or in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any such Professional Information.

[H] MONITORING

You acknowledge that MRG has no obligation to monitor a MRG site or any content accessible through a MRG site or any of the Services. However, you agree that MRG has the right to monitor a MRG site electronically periodically and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or other governmental request, to operate a MRG site or any of the Services properly, or to protect itself or its users in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

[I] REGISTRATION, ACCOUNTS AND PASSWORDS

Some Services and related features made available on a MRG site may require registration or subscription. Should you choose to register or subscribe for any such Services or related features, you agree to provide accurate and current information about yourself as required by the relevant registration or subscription process, and to promptly update such information as necessary to ensure that it is kept accurate and complete. You agree to be responsible for: (a) maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords or other account identifiers which you choose or are assigned as a result of any registration or subscription on a MRG site, and (b) all activities that occur under such password or account. Further, you agree to notify MRG of any unauthorized use of your password or account. MRG shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, in any way for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of, or in connection with, your failure to comply with this Section.

[J] SUBSCRIPTION/FEE BASED SERVICES

Certain of the Services made available on a Music Resource Group site may be offered by MRG on a payment basis (a “Pay Service”). Pay Services may be offered by MRG  on a prepaid usage basis or on a periodic subscription (“Subscription”) basis. Should you choose to purchase a Pay Service, you will be required to register as described above, and you will be assigned an account for such Pay Service (the “Pay Service Account”) based on the information you provide as part of the registration process. You agree to pay all the fees applicable for such Pay Service you incur through your Pay Service Account, including any fees associated with the use of such Pay Service together with all applicable taxes (the “Fees”). Unless otherwise indicated on the relevant Pay Service description page (the “Pay Service Description”), the Fees for a Pay Service purchased through your Pay Service Account are chargeable immediately (and at the beginning of each renewal period for periodic Subscription Pay Services) to the credit card you designated for the particular Pay Service Account or through such other billing process as applicable. All Fees are non-refundable. MRG reserves the right to change the amount of, or basis for determining, any Fees for a Pay Service, and to institute new Fees or terms at any time effective upon notice.

[K] DEALINGS WITH THIRD PARTIES

You acknowledge and agree that your correspondence or business dealings with any third parties, including any merchants or advertisers, found on, or through, a MRG site or any of the Services, including payment for and delivery of related goods and services, and all other terms, conditions, representations and warranties related to such dealings, are solely as between you and such third parties. MRG assumes no responsibility whatsoever for any charges you or any user of your account incurs when making purchases or other transactions in this manner. Further, the responsibility for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws in connection with any such transactions shall be your’s alone. You agree that MRG shall not be responsible or liable in any way for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of, or in connection with, any such dealings or transactions.

[L] CONTENT LINKED TO A MRG SITE

Please note that certain links on a MRG site may take you to other websites. MRG provides these links only as a convenience and not as an endorsement by Music Resource Group. These linked sites are not necessarily under the control of MRG. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses and other destructive elements. MRG is not responsible for the content of any such linked sites or any other web page which is not part of a MRG site and under MRG’s control. Unless otherwise expressly provided, MRG makes no representation or warranty regarding, and does not endorse, any linked site or the information, products or services appearing thereon. Accordingly, you agree that MRG will not be responsible or liable in any way for the accuracy, relevancy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in any site linked from a MRG site.

[M] INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless each of MRG, its affiliates and licensors and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, including all third parties mentioned on a MRG site, from and against any and all claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from or related to: (a) your breach of any of these Terms and Conditions; (b) your access to or use of a MRG site, Services or Content; or (c) your use or reliance on, or publication, communication or distribution of anything on or from a MRG site or through any of the Services. You shall use your best efforts to cooperate with us in the defense of any claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.

[N] Site Terms of Use Modifications

MRG  reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to add to, remove, modify or otherwise change any part of these Terms and Conditions, in whole or in part, at any time. Except as otherwise expressly contemplated herein, changes will be effective when notice of such change is posted on an MRG site. Please check these Terms and Conditions regularly for updates. If any change is not acceptable to you, you must discontinue your use of a MRG site and any of the Services immediately. Your continued use of a MRG site or any of the Services after any such changes are posted will constitute acceptance of those changes. Further, MRG reserves the right to change, modify, suspend or discontinue any aspect of an MRG site, Services or Content from time to time without notice or liability and for any reason whatsoever. By using an MRG web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Updated: 8/29/2013