TERMS OF SERVICE
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. IT SETS FORTH THE LEGALLY BINDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, SUCH AS YOUR GRANTS AND WAIVERS OF RIGHTS (INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION), THE LIMITATIONS OF OUR LIABILITY, YOUR INDEMNITY OF US, AND OUR ARBITRATION OF CERTAIN DISPUTES.
Introduction and Overview
Welcome! You have arrived at Bgpodcastnetwork.com and/or are otherwise interacting with our Service (defined below), which is owned and operated by BG Podcast a Georgia limited liability company (“BG Podcast,” “we,” “our,” or “us”). These Terms govern your use of any online service location (e.g., website or mobile app) that posts a link to these Terms (“Site”) (including both mobile and online versions). It also applies to your use of all features, widgets, plug-ins, applications, content, downloads and/or other services that we own and control and make available through a Site, and/or that post or link to these Terms (collectively, with the Site, the “Service”), regardless of how you access or use it, whether via computer, mobile device or otherwise. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use the Service.
If You Want to Use This Service, then carefully read these entire Terms (including all links to other BG Podcast policies referenced herein), as they constitute a binding written agreement between you and us and they affect your legal rights and obligations. The summaries of provisions and section headings are provided for convenience only and shall not limit the full Terms. If you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, you may use the Service only with involvement of a parent or guardian who agrees to these Terms and to be responsible for your use.
Full Details of Terms of Service
1. SERVICE CONTENT, OWNERSHIP, LIMITED LICENSE, AND RIGHTS OF OTHERS
A. Content. The Service contains a variety of: (i) materials and other items relating to BG Podcast and its products and services, and similar items from our licensors and other third parties, including all layout, information, articles, posts, text, data, files, images, scripts, designs, graphics, button icons, instructions, illustrations, photographs, audio clips, music, sounds, pictures, videos, advertising copy, URLs, technology, software, interactive features, the “look and feel” of the Service, and the compilation, assembly, and arrangement of the materials of the Service and any and all copyrightable material (including source and object code); (ii) trademarks, logos, trade names, trade dress, service marks, and trade identities of various parties, including those of BG Podcast and/or its affiliates, licensors or certain other third parties (collectively, “Trademarks“); and (iii) other forms of intellectual property (all of the foregoing, collectively “Content“).
B. Ownership. The Service (including past, present, and future versions) and the Content are owned or controlled by BG Podcast and/or its affiliates, licensors or certain other third parties. All right, title, and interest in and to the Content available via the Service is the property of BG Podcast and/or its affiliates, licensors or certain other third parties, and is protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent and/or other intellectual property and unfair competition rights and laws to the fullest extent possible. BG Podcast owns the copyright in the selection, compilation, assembly, arrangement, and enhancement of the Content on the Service.
C. Limited License.Subject to your strict compliance with these Terms and the Additional Terms, BG Podcast grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, personal, and non-transferable license to download and copy (temporary storage only of web site content and streaming audio files and a single Device download and storage of the mobile app), display, view, use, play the Content on a personal computer, browser, laptop, tablet, mobile phone or other wireless device, or other Internet-enabled device (each, a “Device”), and/or print one copy of the Content (excluding source and object code in raw form or otherwise, and excluding streaming audio files) as it is displayed to you, in each case for your personal, non-commercial use only. The foregoing limited license (i) does not give you any ownership of, or any other intellectual property interest in, any Content, and (ii) may be immediately suspended or terminated for any reason, in BG Podcast’s sole discretion, and without advance notice or liability. You acknowledge and agree that you may not sublicense, sell, assign, lease or otherwise transfer this limited license or any Content to anyone else. You agree not to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, transmit, broadcast, or circulate any Content to any third party without the prior written consent of BG Podcast and/or its licensors. You further agree that you will not disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, or otherwise modify any aspect of the Service or Content. In some instances, we may permit you to have greater access to and use of Content, subject to certain Additional Terms.
D. Rights of Others. In using the Service, you agree to respect the intellectual property and other rights of BG Podcast and others. Your unauthorized use of Content may violate copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, communications, and other laws, and any such use may result in your personal liability, including potential criminal liability. BG Podcast respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been infringed by means of an improper posting or distribution of it via the Service, then please see Section 5 and Section 6
E. Reservation of All Rights Not Granted As To Content and Service. These Terms and any applicable Additional Terms include only narrow, limited grants of rights to Content and to use and access the Service. No right or license may be construed, under any legal theory, by implication, estoppel, industry custom, or otherwise. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by BG Podcast and/or its affiliates, licensors or other third parties. Any unauthorized use of any Content or the Service for any purpose is prohibited.
2. CONTENT YOU SUBMIT AND COMMUNITY USAGE RULES
A. User-Generated Content.
i. General. BG Podcast may now or in the future offer users of the Service the opportunity to create, build, post, upload, display, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast, or otherwise make available on or submit through the Service, or on or in response to our pages or posts on any third party platforms or in connection with any of our promotions by any media or manner, or otherwise submitted to us (e.g., on our Facebook or other social media pages, in response to our tweets, through a BG Podcast sweepstakes or contest, or by mail) (collectively, “submit”) audio recordings, messages, text, illustrations, files, images, graphics, photos, comments, responses, sounds, music, videos, information, content, ratings, reviews, data, questions, suggestions, personally identifiable information, or other information or materials and the ideas contained therein (collectively, but excluding any Content included therein, “User-Generated Content” or “UGC”). You may potentially be able to submit UGC through your profile, forums, blogs, message boards, social networking environments, content creation tools, gameplay, social communities, contact us tools, email, and other communications functionality. Subject to the rights and license you grant in these Terms, you are responsible for and retain whatever legally cognizable right, title, and interest that you have in your UGC.
iii. License to BG Podcast of Your UGC. Except as otherwise described in any applicable Additional Terms (such as a contest official rules), which specifically govern the submission of your UGC, you hereby grant to BG Podcast, and you agree to grant to BG Podcast, the non-exclusive, unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, and cost-free right and license to use, copy, record, distribute, reproduce, disclose, sell, re-sell, sublicense (through multiple levels), display, publicly perform, transmit, publish, broadcast, translate, make derivative works of, and otherwise use and exploit in any manner whatsoever, all or any portion of your UGC (and derivative works thereof), for any purpose whatsoever in all formats, on or through any means or medium now known or hereafter developed, and with any technology or devices now known or hereafter developed, and to advertise, market, and promote the same. Without limitation, the granted rights include the right to: (a) configure, host, index, cache, archive, store, digitize, compress, optimize, modify, reformat, edit, adapt, publish in searchable format, and remove such UGC and combine the same with other materials, and (b) use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any UGC for any purposes whatsoever, including developing, producing, and marketing products and/or services. You understand that in exercising such rights, metadata, notices and content may be removed or altered, including copyright management information, and you consent thereto and represent and warrant you have all necessary authority to do so. In order to further effect the rights and license that you grant to BG Podcast to your UGC, you also hereby grant to BG Podcast, and agree to grant to BG Podcast, the unconditional, perpetual, irrevocable right to use and exploit your name (including your user name), persona, and likeness in connection with any UGC, and that of any other person depicted in or otherwise included in your UGC, without any obligation or remuneration to you or any other party. Except as prohibited by law, you hereby waive, and you agree to waive, any moral rights (including attribution and integrity) that you may have in any UGC, even if it is altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. To the extent not waivable, you irrevocably agree not to exercise such rights (if any) in a manner that interferes with BG Podcast’s exercise of the granted rights. You understand that you will not receive any fees, sums, consideration, or remuneration for any of the rights granted in this Section 2.A(iii).
iv. BG Podcast’s Exclusive Right to Manage Our Service. BG Podcast may, but will not have any obligation to, review, monitor, display, post, store, maintain, accept, or otherwise make use of, any of your UGC, and BG Podcast may, in its sole discretion, reject, delete, move, re-format, remove or refuse to post or otherwise make use of UGC without notice or any liability to you or any third party in connection with our operation of UGC venues in an appropriate manner. Without limitation, we may do so to address content that comes to our attention that we believe is offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, threatening, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate, or to enforce the rights of third parties or these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms, including, without limitation, the content restrictions set forth below in the Rules(as defined in Section 2.B). Such UGC submitted by you or others need not be maintained on the Service by us for any period of time and you will not have the right, once submitted, to access, archive, maintain, or otherwise use such UGC on the Service or elsewhere, except that California minors have certain rights to have certain content about them that they have themselves posted on the Service prospectively removed from public display. Click here for more information.
v. Representations and Warranties Related to Your UGC. Each time you submit any UGC, you represent and warrant that you are at least the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you reside and are the parent or legal guardian, or have all proper consents from the parent or legal guardian, of any minor who is depicted in or contributed to any UGC you submit, and that, as to that UGC, (a) you are the sole author and owner of the intellectual property and other rights to the UGC, or you have a lawful right to submit the UGC and grant BG Podcast the rights to it that you are granting by these Terms and any Additional Terms, all without any BG Podcast obligation to obtain consent of any third party and without creating any obligation or liability of BG Podcast; (b) the UGC is accurate; (c) the UGC does not and, as to BG Podcast’s permitted uses and exploitation set forth in these Terms and any applicable Additional Terms, will not infringe any intellectual property or other right of any third party, including privacy rights and rights of publicity; and (d) the UGC will not violate these Terms (including the Rules) or any applicable Additional Terms, or cause injury or harm to any person.
vi. Enforcement. BG Podcast has no obligation to monitor or enforce your intellectual property rights to your UGC, but you grant us the right to protect and enforce our rights to your UGC, including by bringing and controlling actions in your name and on your behalf (at BG Podcast’s cost and expense, to which you hereby consent.
B. Community Usage Rules. As a user of the Service, these Community Usage Rules (“Rules”) are here to help you understand the conduct that is expected of members of the Service’s online communities (“Communities”).
i. Nature of Rules. Your participation in the Communities is subject to all of these Terms, including the following Rules, with which You agree to comply:
Your UGC. You must own or otherwise control all of the necessary rights to your UGC in order to permit you to comply with these Terms and any applicable Additional Terms. Your UGC should not contain any visible logos, phrases, or trademarks that belong to third parties. Do not use any UGC that belongs to other people and pass it off as your own; this includes any content that you might have found elsewhere on the Internet. If anyone contributes to your UGC or has any rights to your UGC, or if anyone appears or is referred to in the UGC, then you must also have their permission to submit such UGC to BG Podcast. (For example, if you submit to BG Podcast an audio recording that includes a third party musical composition as your UGC, then you must obtain the permission to do so from the composition’s copyright holder.)
Act Appropriately. All of your Service activities must be venue appropriate, as determined by us in our sole discretion. Be respectful of others’ opinions and comments so we can continue to build Communities for everyone to enjoy. If you think your UGC might offend someone or be embarrassing to someone, then chances are it probably will and it doesn’t belong on the Service. Cursing, harassing, stalking, insulting comments, personal attacks, gossip, and similar actions are prohibited. Your UGC must not threaten, abuse, or harm others, and it must not include any negative comments that are connected to race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability. Your UGC must not be defamatory, slanderous, indecent, obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit. Your UGC must not exploit children under the age of 18.
Do Not Use for Commercial or Political Purposes. Your UGC must not advertise or promote a product or service or other commercial activity, or a politician, public servant, or law.
Do Not Use to Solicit or Send Unwanted Communications. Do not harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of others from the Service by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications. Do not solicit personal information from anyone or solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes. This also includes not uploading, posting, transmitting, sharing or otherwise making available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation.
Do Not Use for Inappropriate Purposes. Your UGC must not promote any infringing, illegal, or other similarly inappropriate activity.
Be Honest and Do Not Misrepresent Yourself or Your UGC. Do not impersonate any other person, user, or company, and do not submit UGC that you believe may be false, fraudulent, deceptive, inaccurate, or misleading, or that misrepresents your identity or affiliation with a person or company.
Others Can See. We hope that you will use the Communities to exchange information and content and have venue appropriate discussions with other members. However, please remember that the Communities are public or semi-public and UGC that you submit on the Service within a Community may be accessible and viewable by other users. Do not submit personally identifying information (e.g., first and last name together, password, phone number, address, credit card number, medical information, email address, or other personally identifiable information or contact information) on Community spaces and take care when disclosing this type of information to others.
Don’t Share Other People’s Personal Information.Your UGC should not reveal another person’s address, phone number, email address, social security number, credit card number, medical information, financial information, or any other information that may be used to track, contact, or impersonate that individual, unless, and in the form and by the method, specifically requested by BG Podcast (e.g., an email address to send an email invite to a friend).
Don’t Damage the Service or Anyone’s Computers or Other Devices. Your UGC must not submit viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, or any other technologies or malicious code that could impact the operation of the Service or any computer or other Device.
No Spiders or Bots. Don’t use any automated means to collect information or content from or otherwise access the Services, including but not limited to through the use of technical tools known as robots, spiders, or scrapers.
If you submit UGC that BG Podcast reasonably believes violates these Rules, then we may take any legally available action that we deem appropriate, in our sole discretion. However, we are not obligated to take any action not required by law. We may require, at any time, proof of your ownership of, or necessary rights to, your UGC as referenced above in a form acceptable to us. Failure to provide such proof may lead to, among other things, the UGC in question being removed from the Service.
ii.Your Interactions With Other Users; Disputes. You are solely responsible for your interaction with other users of the Service, whether online or offline. We are not responsible or liable for the conduct or content of any user. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor or become involved in disputes between you and other users. Exercise common sense and your best judgment in your interactions with others (e.g., when you submit any personal or other information) and in all of your other online activities.
C. Alerting Us of Violations. If you discover any content that violates these Terms, then you may report it to us by email at notices@Bgpodcastnetwork.com or by mail at 9229 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 820, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (Attn: Legal Department). For alleged infringements of intellectual property rights, see Section 5and Section 6, below.
3. SERVICE AND CONTENT USE RESTRICTIONS
A. Service Use Restrictions. You agree that you will not: (i) aside from your purchase of goods or services offered for sale by BG Podcast or its affiliates, use the Service for any political or commercial purpose (including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising, soliciting funds, collecting product prices, and selling products); (ii) use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing any Trademarks; (iii) engage in any activities through or in connection with the Service that seek to attempt to or do harm any individuals or entities or are unlawful, offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, violent, threatening, harassing, or abusive, or that violate any right of any third party, or are otherwise objectionable to BG Podcast; (iv) to the maximum extent not prohibited by applicable law, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, reverse assemble, or modify any Service source or object code or any software or other products, services, or processes accessible through any portion of the Service; (v) engage in any activity that interferes with a user’s access to the Service or the proper operation of the Service, or otherwise causes harm to the Service, BG Podcast, or other users of the Service; (vi) interfere with or circumvent any security feature of the Service or any feature that restricts or enforces limitations on use of or access to the Service, the Content, or the UGC; (vii) harvest or otherwise collect or store any information (including personally identifiable information about other users of the Service, including email addresses, without the express consent of such users); (viii) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service, other computer systems or networks connected to the Service, through password mining or any other means; or (ix) otherwise violate these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms.
B. Content Use Restrictions. Without limiting the restrictions in Section 1or in any applicable Additional Terms, you also agree that, in using the Service, you: (i) will not monitor, gather, copy, or distribute the Content (except as may be a result of standard search engine activity or use of a standard browser) on the Service by using any robot, rover, “bot”, spider, scraper, crawler, spyware, engine, device, software, extraction tool, or any other automatic device, utility, or manual process of any kind; (ii) will not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any such Content (including any images, text, or page layout); (iii) will keep intact all Trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property notices contained in such Content; (iv) will not use such Content in a manner that suggests an unauthorized association with any of our or our licensors’ products, services, or brands; (v) will not make any modifications to such Content; (vi) will not copy, modify, reproduce, archive, sell, lease, rent, exchange, create derivative works from, publish by hard copy or electronic means, publicly perform, display, disseminate, distribute, broadcast, retransmit, circulate or transfer to any third party or on any third-party application or website, or otherwise use or exploit such Content in any way for any purpose except as specifically permitted by these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms or with the prior written consent of an officer of BG Podcast or, in the case of Content from a licensor, the owner of the Content; and (vii) will not insert any code or product to manipulate such Content in any way that adversely affects any user experience.
C. Availability of Service and Content. BG Podcast may immediately suspend or terminate the availability of the Service and Content (and any elements and features of them), in whole or in part, for any reason, in BG Podcast’s sole discretion, and without advance notice or liability.
D. Subscription Services.Certain BG Podcast offerings may be made available by us solely in connection with your agreement to purchase a subscription to such offerings for a set period (e.g., monthly or yearly subscription term) (collectively, “Subscription Services”). We may offer a number of different packages of Subscription Services, including special promotional packages, each governed by supplemental promotional or other terms (collectively, “Subscription Terms”) provided at the time of your first access or use of the Subscription Services. The Subscription Terms to which you agree when you subscribe to a Subscription Service shall apply to your subscription and are incorporated herein by reference. In the event of any inconsistency or conflict between the Subscription Terms and these Terms of Service, the Subscription Terms shall govern and control. Regardless of the period for which you purchased any Subscription Services, following the completion of any such subscription period, your Subscription Services will automatically renew (on a month-to-month basis for monthly Subscription Services, or on a year-to-year basis for annual Subscription Services) at the then-current standard rates for access to the same Subscription Services, unless and until they are cancelled or changed by you or BG Podcast in accordance with these Terms of Service. You may cancel your Subscription Service(s) by following the instructions provided at https://Bgpodcastnetwork.com/cancel. If you choose to cancel a Subscription Service, you can continue to use the features of your Subscription Service following cancellation until the end of your applicable billing period. You will not be charged for the Subscription Service again unless you reactivate. Payments for Subscription Services are non-refundable and there are no refunds for partially used subscription periods. We may choose to provide a refund, discount, or other consideration (“Credits”) to some or all of our customers. The amount and form of such Credits and the decision to provide them are at BG Podcast’s sole discretion, and the provision of Credits in one instance does not entitle you or any other customer to receive Credits in the future under any circumstances. Some promotional packages may be offered by third parties in conjunction with the provision of their own products and services. BG Podcast is not responsible for the products and services provided by such third parties. BG Podcast reserves the right to modify, terminate, or otherwise amend the Subscription Services and the contents of the packages and levels thereof. BG Podcast is not liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of any feature or component of the Subscription Service. Subscription Services may not be redeemed for cash, sold or transferred to another user.
E. Gifting. BG Podcast may offer BG Podcast gift subscriptions. If you purchase a BG Podcast gift subscription, BG Podcast will electronically deliver a gift subscription code to any e-mail address you provide, which can be used to redeem the gift subscription. The redeemer of a gift subscription (“Redeemer”) must create a BG Podcast account (or use an existing BG Podcast account if the Redeemer is already a BG Podcast subscriber) in order to access the Service. The Redeemer’s account will show a BG Podcast gift subscription for the time period gifted, with such time period beginning on the date of redemption. The Redeemer’s access to the Service will continue for the time period of the gift subscription. At the end of the subscription period, the Redeemer’s access to the Service will be terminated unless the Redeemer has provided a credit card or other acceptable payment method. If provided, the Redeemer will be charged at then-current rates (plus applicable sales taxes and fees) for continued access to the Service.
BG Podcast gift subscriptions are not refundable or redeemable for cash, either prior or subsequent to redemption, unless otherwise required by applicable law. BG Podcast gift subscriptions may not be combined with other BG Podcast promotions. Once a BG Podcast gift subscription is redeemed, the Redeemer may not transfer or assign access to BG Podcast to another person or another BG Podcast account. BG Podcast gift subscriptions may not be resold. Any subscription code that has been resold is subject to invalidation at BG Podcast’s sole discretion.
Please keep your BG Podcast gift subscription and subscription code in a safe location. Upon our electronic transmission of the BG Podcast gift subscription code to you or your designated recipient, the risk of loss and title for your BG Podcast gift subscription passes to you. We are not responsible for lost or stolen BG Podcast gift subscriptions or subscription codes. Any BG Podcast gift subscription code that BG Podcast believes in its sole discretion to have been purchased or obtained fraudulently or through illegal means will be subject to invalidation without refund.
4. ACCOUNTS, PROFILES, AND SOCIAL FEATURES
B. Profiles. We may offer registered users of the Service a Profile Page. Your Profile Page may not include any form of prohibited UGC, as outlined in Section 2.Aabove and in our Rules. Without limiting the foregoing, Profile Pages may not include content that you are attempting to sell through the Service, and cannot be used to conduct commercial activities, including, but not limited to, transactions, advertising, fundraising, contests or other promotions absent our prior written consent. We may offer you the ability to set preferences relating to your profile or Service activities, but settings may not become effective immediately or be error free, and options may change from time-to-time. We assume no responsibility or liability for users’ Profile material. Profile Pages may only be set up by an authorized representative of the individual that is the subject of the Profile Page. We do not review Profile Pages to determine if they were created by an appropriate party, and we are not responsible for any unauthorized Profile Pages that may appear on the Service. If there is any dispute as to whether a Profile Page has been created or is being maintained by an authorized representative of the individual who is the subject of that Profile Page, then we shall have the sole right, but are not obligated, to resolve such dispute as we determine is appropriate in our sole discretion. Such resolution may include, without limitation, deleting or disabling access to Profile Pages, or any portion thereof, at any time without notice.
C. Social Features. The Service may include a social network and your activities (including social action, interaction with advertisers and media consumption) on the Service may be shared with others both on and off the Service (e.g. John listened to this podcast, Jane is a fan of Acme Corp., etc.).
5. PROCEDURE FOR ALLEGING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
A. DMCA Notice. BG Podcast asks our users to respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond appropriately to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement, as set forth more fully below. In BG Podcast’s sole discretion, BG Podcast may remove content that may be infringing on another person’s intellectual property rights with or without notice to the potential infringer. In accordance with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable law, BG Podcast has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers.
B. If we remove or disable access in response to a DMCA Notice (as defined below), we will make a good faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that they may make a counter-notification. If you own a copyright in a work (or represent such a copyright owner) and believe that your (or such owner’s) copyright in that work has been infringed by an improper posting or distribution of it via the Service, then you may send us a written notice that includes all of the following:
i. a legend or subject line that says: “DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice”;
ii. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
iii. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing or is the subject of infringing activity is located that is reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material (please include the URL on which the material appears on the Service);
iv. your full name, address, telephone number, and email address;
v. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
vi. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that all the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner (or, if you are not the copyright owner, then your statement must indicate that you are authorized to act on the behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed); and
vii. your electronic or physical signature.
BG Podcast will only respond to DMCA Notices that it receives by mail or email at the addresses below:
By Mail: 9229 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 820, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (Attn: Copyright Agent)
By Email: notices@Bgpodcastnetwork.com
It is often difficult to determine if your copyright has been infringed. BG Podcast may elect to not respond to DMCA Notices that do not substantially comply with all of the foregoing requirements, and BG Podcast may elect to remove allegedly infringing material that comes to its attention via notices that do not substantially comply with the requirements of the DMCA.
Please note that the DMCA provides that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
We may send the information that you provide in your notice to the person who provided the allegedly infringing work. That person may elect to send us a DMCA Counter-Notification.
Without limiting BG Podcast’s other rights, BG Podcast may, in appropriate circumstances, terminate a repeat infringer’s access to the Service and any other website owned or operated by BG Podcast. See Section 4, above.
C. Counter-Notification. If access on the Service to a work that you submitted to BG Podcast is disabled or the work is removed as a result of a DMCA Notice, and if you believe that the disabled access or removal is the result of mistake or misidentification, then you may send us a DMCA Counter-Notification to the addresses above. Your DMCA Counter-Notification should contain the following information:
i. a legend or subject line that says: “DMCA Counter-Notification”;
ii. a description of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled (please include the URL of the Service from which the material was removed or access to it disabled);
iii. 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 of the material to be removed or disabled;
iv. your full name, address, telephone number, email address, and the username of your account;
v. 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 the address is located outside the U.S.A., to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Central District of California), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided DMCA notification to us or an agent of such person; and
vi. your electronic or physical signature.
Please note that the DMCA provides that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.
If we receive a DMCA Counter-Notification, then we may replace the material that we removed (or stop disabling access to it) in not less than ten (10) and not more than fourteen (14) business days following receipt of the DMCA Counter-Notification. However, we will not do this if we first receive notice at the addresses above that the party who sent us the DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice has filed a lawsuit asking a court for an order restraining the person who provided the material from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the Service. You should also be aware that we may forward the Counter-Notification to the party who sent us the DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice.
6. PROCEDURE FOR ALLEGING INFRINGEMENT OF OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
If you own intellectual property other than copyrights and believe that your intellectual property has been infringed by an improper posting or distribution of it via the Service, then you may send us a written notice to the addresses set forth above in Section 5.B that includes all of the following:
A. a legend or subject line that says: “Intellectual Property Infringement Notice”;
B. a description of the intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
C. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing or is the subject of infringing activity is located that is reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material (please include the URL of the Service on which the material appears);
D. your full name, address, telephone number, and email address;
E. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the owner of the intellectual property, its agent, or the law;
F. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that all the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the owner of the intellectual property at issue (or, if you are not the owner, then your statement must indicate that you are authorized to act on the behalf of the owner of the intellectual property that is allegedly infringed); and
G. your electronic or physical signature.
We will act on such notices in our sole discretion. Access to the Service by any user that fails to respond satisfactorily to BG Podcast with regard to any such notice is subject to suspension or termination. We may send the information that you provide in your notice to the person who provided the allegedly infringing material.
7. NOTICES, QUESTIONS AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
You agree that: (1) we may give you notices of new, revised or changed terms and other important matters by prominently posting notice on the home page of the Service, or in another reasonable manner; and (2) we may contact you by mail or email sent to the address provided by you. You agree to promptly notify us if you change your email or mailing address. All legal notices to us must be sent to notices@Bgpodcastnetwork.com. If you have a question regarding using the Service, you may contact BG Podcast Customer Support by sending an email to support@Bgpodcastnetwork.com. You acknowledge that the provision of customer support is at BG Podcast’s sole discretion and that we have no obligation to provide you with customer support of any kind.
8. LINKS BY YOU TO THE SERVICE
We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, personal, and non-transferable license to create hyperlinks to the Service, so long as: (a) the links only incorporate text, and do not use any Trademarks, (b) the links and the content on your website do not suggest any affiliation with, or endorsement by, BG Podcast or cause any other confusion, and (c) the links and the content on your website do not portray BG Podcast or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter, and do not contain content that is unlawful, offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, violent, threatening, harassing, or abusive, or that violate any intellectual property, privacy, publicity or any other right of any third party or are otherwise objectionable to BG Podcast. BG Podcast reserves the right to suspend the license granted to you in this Section 8 or otherwise prohibit you from linking to the Service for any reason, in its sole discretion, without advance notice or any liability of any kind to you or any third party.
9. THIRD PARTY SERVICES; ADVERTISEMENTS; DEALINGS WITH THIRD PARTIES
A. Third Party Content and Sites; Advertisements. The Service may contain or may interact with or otherwise be associated with third party platforms, services, plug-ins, applications, ads, tools and/or other content, and/or links to third party websites or other services that are not owned, controlled or operated by BG Podcast (collectively, “Third Party Services“), including services operated by advertisers, licensors, licensees, e-commerce partners and certain other third parties who may have business relationships with BG Podcast. This may include the ability to register or sign in to our Services using Facebook Connect or other third party tools, and to post content on third party sites and services using their plug-ins made available on our Services. We may also host our content, apps and tools on Third Party Services. BG Podcast may have no control over the content, operations, policies, terms, or other elements of Third Party Services, and BG Podcast does not assume any obligation to review any Third Party Services. BG Podcast does not necessarily endorse, approve, or sponsor any Third Party Services, or any third party content, advertising, information, materials, products, services, or other items. Furthermore, BG Podcast is not responsible for the quality or delivery of the products or services offered, accessed, obtained by or advertised at such Third Party Services. Some Third Party Services may impose fees for access to their resources through our Service and/or your Account and you are responsible for all such fees. Finally, we will under no circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or special losses or other damages, whether arising from negligence, breach of contract, defamation, infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights caused by the exhibition, distribution or exploitation of any information or content contained within any Third Party Services. Your interaction with any Third Party Services are subject to the privacy and other policies, terms and conditions of use and/or sale, and rules issued by the operator of the Third Party Services. BG Podcast disclaims all liability in connection therewith.
10. WIRELESS, MESSAGING AND LOCATION-BASED FEATURES
A. Wireless Features. The Service may offer certain features and services via your wireless Device. Features and services may include the ability to access the Service’s features, upload content to the Service, receive messages from the Service, and download applications to your wireless Device (collectively, “Wireless Features”). You are responsible for standard messaging, data, and other fees that may be charged or deducted by your carrier to participate in Wireless Features. Your carrier may prohibit or restrict certain Wireless Features or certain Wireless Features may be incompatible with your carrier or wireless Device. Contract your carrier with questions regarding these issues.
B. Terms of Wireless Features. You agree to receive communications we may send through Wireless Features for which you are registered. Further, we may collect information related to your use of the Wireless Features. If you have registered via the Service for Wireless Features, then you agree to notify BG Podcast of any changes to your wireless contact information (including phone number) and update your accounts on the Service to reflect the changes. If the Service includes push notifications or other mobile communication capability, you hereby approve our delivery of electronic communications directly to your mobile Device. These notifications, including badge, alert or pop-up messages, may be delivered to your Device even when it is running in the background. You may have the ability, and it is your responsibility, to control the notifications you do, or do not, receive via your Device through your Device settings. Standard message, data and other fees may be charged by your carrier, and carriers may deduct charges from pre-paid amounts or data allowances, for which you are responsible. Your carrier may prohibit or restrict certain Wireless Features and certain Wireless Features may be incompatible with your carrier or wireless Device. Contact your carrier with questions regarding these issues.
i. Text Messages: You may be given opportunities to subscribe to various text marketing or other text messaging programs and by doing so, you consent to receive ongoing text alerts (including by auto-dialers) from us related to our various businesses and affiliates, which may include co-promotions with or about other parties, except that if the scope of your consent for a particular subscription is limited that subscription will be so limited. For each subscription, text “HELP” for help and text “STOP” to terminate (i.e., opt-out) of that subscription. Subsequent or different subscriptions will be unaffected by an opt-out. You consent to receive a text confirming any opt-out as well as non-marketing administrative or transactional messages. For subscriptions to recurring text messages, you may receive up to the number of text messages per month specified in your consent, or to which you later consent. Alerts auto-renew unless otherwise specified when you consented. Your consent to receive text messages is not a condition of purchase, and no purchase is necessary. You understand that we will send mobile text messages using automated technology. If you subscribe to text messages you represent that you are 18 years of age or older, or have obtained parental consent. Standard message, data and other fees may be charged by your carrier, and carriers may deduct charges from pre-paid amounts or data allowances, for which you are responsible. Contact your carrier for details. If we are charging a premium rate for text messages, that will be explained in the applicable subscription consent. Not all phones and/or carriers are supported. We are the sponsor of our text messages and may be contacted regarding them at: iwonder@Bgpodcastnetwork.com.
ii. Email Messages: You may cancel or modify our email marketing communications you receive from us by following the instructions contained within our promotional emails. This will not affect subsequent subscriptions and if your opt-out is limited to certain types of emails the opt-out will be so limited. Please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your account or use of our Service, such as administrative and service announcements and these transactional account messages may be unaffected if you choose to opt-out from receiving our marketing communications.
11. DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER Certain portions of this Section 11 are deemed to be a “written agreement to arbitrate” pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act. You and BG Podcast agree that we intend that this Section 11 satisfies the “writing” requirement of the Federal Arbitration Act. This Section 11 can only be amended by our mutual agreement.
A. Informal Dispute Resolution. If any controversy, allegation, or claim arises out of or relates to the Site, the Content, your UGC, these Terms, or any Additional Terms, whether based on past, present or future events (collectively, “Dispute”), or to any of BG Podcast’s actual or alleged intellectual property rights (an “Excluded Dispute”), then you and BG Podcast agree to send a written notice to the other providing a reasonable description of the Dispute or Excluded Dispute, along with a proposed resolution of it. Our notice to you will be sent to you based on the most recent contact information that you provide us, but if no such information exists or if such information is not current, then we have no obligation to you under this Section 11.A. Your notice to us must be sent to: BG Podcast, 9229 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 820, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (Attn: Legal Department). For a period of sixty (60) days from the date of receipt of notice from the other party, you and BG Podcast will engage in a dialogue in order to attempt to resolve the Dispute or Excluded Dispute, though neither party is obligated to resolve the Dispute or Excluded Dispute on terms with respect to which you and BG Podcast, in each of our sole discretion, are not comfortable.
B. Binding Arbitration. If we cannot resolve a Dispute as set forth in Section 11.A (or agree to arbitration in writing with respect to an Excluded Dispute) within sixty (60) days of receipt of the notice, then ANY AND ALL DISPUTES ARISING BETWEEN YOU AND BG PODCAST (WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, STATUTE, REGULATION, ORDINANCE, TORT – INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO FRAUD, ANY OTHER INTENTIONAL TORT, OR NEGLIGENCE, COMMON LAW, CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION, RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR, AGENCY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY), WHETHER ARISING BEFORE OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THESE TERMS, MUST BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION. THIS INCLUDES ANY AND ALL DISPUTES BASED ON ANY PRODUCT, SERVICE OR ADVERTISING CONNECTED TO THE PROVISION OR USE OF THE SERVICE. The Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), not state law, shall govern the arbitrability of all disputes between BG Podcast and you regarding these Terms (and any Additional Terms) and the Service. BG Podcast and you agree, however, that California or federal law shall apply to and govern, as appropriate, any and all claims or causes of action, remedies, and damages arising between you and BG Podcast, whether arising under or stated in contract, statute, common law, or any other legal theory, without regard to California’s choice of law principles that might apply other states’ laws. Disputes will be resolved solely by binding arbitration in accordance with the then-current Consumer Arbitration Rules (“AAA Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). If you initiate arbitration proceedings by filing a Demand for Arbitration with the AAA, you must send a copy of such Demand to BG Podcast at 9229 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 820, Los Angeles, CA (Attn: Legal Department). If a party properly submits the Dispute to the AAA for formal arbitration and the AAA is unwilling or unable to schedule a hearing then either party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services Inc. (“JAMS”) using JAMS’ Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures, or by any other arbitration administration service that you and an officer or legal representative of BG Podcast consent to in writing. If an in-person arbitration hearing is required, then it will be conducted in the “metropolitan statistical area” (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau) where you are a resident at the time the Dispute is submitted to arbitration. You and we will pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees and other costs in accordance with the applicable arbitration rules; but if applicable arbitration rules or laws require BG Podcast to pay a greater portion or all of such fees and costs in order for this Section 11 to be enforceable, then BG Podcast will have the right to elect to pay the fees and costs and proceed to arbitration. The arbitrator will apply applicable law and the provisions of these Terms and any Additional Terms, will be bound by these Terms and any Additional Terms, will determine any Dispute according to the applicable law and facts based upon the record and no other basis. Subject only to the limited exceptions expressly set forth in this Section 11, the arbitrator, and not any federal, state or local court, agency or other authority, will have the exclusive authority to resolve any and all Disputes, including issues relating to the scope, interpretation, applicability and enforceability of this arbitration provision. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of these Terms or the Service.
D. Injunctive Relief. The foregoing provisions of this Section 11 will not apply to any legal action taken by BG Podcast to seek an injunction or other equitable relief in connection with any loss, cost, or damage (or any potential loss, cost, or damage) relating to the Site, any Content, your UGC and/or BG Podcast’s intellectual property rights (including those which BG Podcast may claim are subject to a dispute), BG Podcast’s operations, and/or BG Podcast’s products or services.
E. No Class Action Matters. Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be joined or consolidated with any other arbitrations or other proceedings that involve any claim or controversy of any other party. YOU AND BG PODCAST AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. There shall be no right or authority for any Dispute to be arbitrated on a class action basis or on any basis involving Disputes brought to a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public, or other persons or entities similarly situated. But if, for any reason, any court with competent jurisdiction holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then our agreement in Section 11.B to arbitrate will not apply and the Dispute must be brought exclusively in court pursuant to Section 11.F. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 11, any and all issues relating to the scope, interpretation, application and enforceability of this Section 11.E, including the class action waiver provisions contained herein, are to be decided only by a court of competent jurisdiction, and not by the arbitrator.
F. Federal and State Courts in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. Except to the extent that arbitration is required in Section 11.B, and except as to the enforcement of any arbitration decision or award, any action or proceeding relating to any Dispute or Excluded Dispute may only be instituted in state or Federal court in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. Accordingly, you and BG Podcast consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts for such matters.
G. Small Claims Matters Are Excluded From Arbitration Requirement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either of us may bring a qualifying claim of Disputes (but not Excluded Disputes) in small claims court, subject to Section 11.F.
12. DISCLAIMER OF REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISKTO THE FULLEST EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. Therefore, to the fullest extent permissible by law, BG Podcast Inc. and its direct and indirect parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and each of their respective employees, directors, members, managers, shareholders, agents, vendors, licensors, licensees, contractors, customers, successors, and assigns (collectively, “BG Podcast Parties”) hereby disclaim and make no representations, warranties, endorsements, or promises, express or implied, in connection with, or otherwise directly or indirectly related to, the Service (including the Content and the UGC), including without limitation:
a. the functions, features, or any other elements on, or made accessible through, the Service;
b. any Content, products, services, or instructions offered, referenced, or linked through the Service;
c. security associated with your Account, UGC, or other data or information;
d. whether the Service or the servers that make the Service available are free from any harmful components (including viruses, Trojan horses, and other technologies that could adversely impact your Device);
e. whether the information (including any instructions) on the Service is accurate, complete, correct, adequate, useful, timely, or reliable;
f. whether any defects to or errors on the Service will be repaired or corrected;
g. whether the Service will be compatible with any other specific hardware, software or service;
h. whether your access to the Service will be uninterrupted;
i. whether the Service will be available at any particular time or location; and
j. whether your use of the Service is lawful in any particular jurisdiction.
EXCEPT FOR ANY SPECIFIC WARRANTIES PROVIDED HEREIN OR IN ADDITIONAL TERMS PROVIDED BY A BG PODCAST PARTY, BG PODCAST PARTIES HEREBY FURTHER DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION, AND FREEDOM FROM ANY COMPUTER VIRUS.
13. LIMITATIONS OF OUR LIABILITY
TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY BG PODCAST PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, including personal injury or death or for any direct, indirect, economic, exemplary, special, punitive, incidental, or consequential losses or damages of any kind, including without limitation loss of profits, in connection with, or otherwise directly or indirectly related to the Service (including the Content and the UGC), including without limitation:
a. your use of or inability to use the Service, or the performance of the Service;
b. any action taken in connection with an investigation by BG Podcast Parties or law enforcement authorities regarding your access to or use of the Service;
c. any action taken in connection with copyright or other intellectual property owners or other rights owners;
d. any errors or omissions in the Service’s technical operation or security or any compromise or loss of your user-generated content or other data or information; or
e. any damage to any user’s computer, hardware, software, modem, or other equipment or technology, including damage from any security breach or from any virus, bugs, tampering, fraud, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer line, or network failure or any other technical or other malfunction, including losses or damages in the form of lost profits, loss of goodwill, loss of data, work stoppage, accuracy of results, or equipment failure or malfunction.
The foregoing limitations of liability will apply even if any of the foregoing events or circumstances were foreseeable and even if BG Podcast Parties were advised of or should have known of the possibility of such losses or damages, regardless of whether you bring an action based in contract, negligence, strict liability, or tort (including whether caused, in whole or in part, by negligence, acts of god, telecommunications failure, or destruction of the Service). Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations set forth in Sections 12 and 13 may not apply to you. Nothing in these terms shall affect any non-waivable statutory rights that apply to you.
EXCEPT AS MAY BE PROVIDED IN ANY APPLICABLE ADDITIONAL TERMS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL BG PODCAST PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU, FOR ALL POSSIBLE DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE AND YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THESE TERMS, EXCEED AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID BG PODCAST IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRANSACTION(S) THAT UNDERLIE THE CLAIM(S). FOR PURPOSES OF CLARITY, THE PRIOR SENTENCE DOES NOT EXPAND OR LIMIT ANY EXPRESS, WRITTEN PRODUCT WARRANTY THAT IS PROVIDED BY BG PODCAST OR A MANUFACTURER OF A PHYSICAL PRODUCT.
14. WAIVER OF INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IF YOU CLAIM THAT YOU HAVE INCURRED ANY LOSS, DAMAGES, OR INJURIES IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, THEN THE LOSSES, DAMAGES, AND INJURIES WILL NOT BE DEEMED IRREPARABLE OR SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION OR TO OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF OF ANY KIND. THIS MEANS THAT, IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR CLAIM, YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT SEEK, AND THAT YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN, ANY COURT OR OTHER ACTION THAT MAY INTERFERE WITH OR PREVENT THE DEVELOPMENT OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEBSITE, APPLICATION, CONTENT, UGC, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNED, LICENSED, USED OR CONTROLLED BY BG PODCAST (INCLUDING YOUR LICENSED UGC) OR A LICENSOR OF BG PODCAST.
15. UPDATES TO TERMS.
These Terms (or if applicable Additional Terms), in the form posted at the time of your use of the Service, shall govern such use (including transactions entered during such use). AS OUR SERVICE EVOLVES, THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH WE OFFER THE SERVICE MAY PROSPECTIVELY BE MODIFIED AND WE MAY CEASE OFFERING THE SERVICE UNDER THE TERMS OR APPLICABLE ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR WHICH THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY OFFERED. ACCORDINGLY, EACH TIME YOU SIGN IN TO OR OTHERWISE USE THE SERVICE YOU ARE ENTERING INTO A NEW AGREEMENT WITH US ON THE THEN APPLICABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND YOU AGREE THAT WE MAY NOTIFY YOU OF NEW TERMS BY POSTING THEM ON THE SERVICE (OR IN ANY OTHER REASONABLE MANNER OF NOTICE WHICH WE ELECT), AND THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AFTER SUCH NOTICE CONSTITUTES YOUR GOING FORWARD AGREEMENT TO THE NEW TERMS FOR YOUR NEW USE AND TRANSACTIONS. Therefore, you should review the posted Terms and any applicable Additional Terms each time you use the Service (at least prior to each transaction or submission). Any new Terms or Additional Terms will be effective as to new use and transactions as of the time that we post them, or such later date as may be specified in them or in other notice to you. However, the Terms (and any applicable Additional Terms) that applied when you previously used the Service will continue to apply to such prior use and any specific term to which we previously committed to apply those terms (if applicable) (i.e., changes and additions are prospective only) unless mutually agreed. In the event any notice to you of new, revised or additional terms is determined by a tribunal to be insufficient, the prior agreement shall continue until sufficient notice to establish a new agreement occurs. You should frequently check the home page and the email you associated with your account for notices, all of which you agree are reasonable manners of providing you notice. You can reject any new, revised or additional terms by discontinuing use of the Service and related services.
16. GENERAL PROVISIONS
A. BG Podcast’s Consent or Approval. No BG Podcast consent or approval may be deemed to have been granted by BG Podcast without being in writing and signed by an officer of BG Podcast.
B. Applicable Law. These Terms and any applicable Additional Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with, and any Dispute and Excluded Dispute will be resolved in accordance with, the laws of the California, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions that might apply the laws of another jurisdiction.
C. Indemnity. You agree to defend (if we request), indemnify, and hold BG Podcast Parties harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs, investigations, liabilities, judgments, fines, penalties, settlements, interest, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) that directly or indirectly arise from or are related to any claim, suit, action, demand, or proceeding made or brought against any BG Podcast Party, or on account of the investigation, defense, or settlement thereof, arising out of or in connection with, whether occurring heretofore or hereafter: (i) your UGC; (ii) your use of the Service and your activities in connection with the Service; (iii) your breach or alleged breach of these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms; (iv) your violation or alleged violation of any laws, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, ordinances, or orders of any governmental or quasi-governmental authorities in connection with your use of the Service or your activities in connection with the Service; (v) information or material transmitted through your Device, even if not submitted by you, that infringes, violates, or misappropriates any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent, publicity, privacy, or other right of any person or entity; (vi) any misrepresentation made by you; and (vii) BG Podcast Parties’ use of the information that you submit to us (including your UGC) (all of the foregoing, “Claims and Losses“). You will cooperate as fully required by BG Podcast Parties in the defense of any Claim and Losses. Notwithstanding the foregoing, BG Podcast Parties retain the exclusive right to settle, compromise, and pay any and all Claims and Losses, and you may not settle any Claims and Losses without BG Podcast’s express written consent. BG Podcast Parties reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any Claims and Losses.
D. Operation of Service; Availability of Products and Services; International Issues. BG Podcast controls and operates the Service from its U.S.-based offices in the U.S.A., and BG Podcast makes no representation that the Service is appropriate or available for use beyond the U.S.A. If you use the Service from other locations, you are doing so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws regarding your online conduct and acceptable content, if and to the extent local laws apply. The Service may describe products and services that are available only in the U.S.A. (or only parts of it) and are not available worldwide. We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Service and/or the provision of any content, program, product, service, or other feature described or available on the Service to any person, entity, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any content, program, product, service, or other feature that we provide. You agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to these Terms, or Additional Terms, or to any sale of goods carried out as a result of your use of the Service.
E. Export Controls. Software and the transmission of applicable technical data, if any, related to or made available by the Service may be subject to export controls of the U.S.A. You agree to comply with all applicable trade regulations and laws both foreign and domestic. Except as authorized by U.S. law, you agree and warrant not to export or re-export the software (or technical data, if applicable) to any county, or to any person, entity, or end-user subject to U.S. export controls or sanctions, or U.S. government embargo.
F. Severability; Interpretation. If any provision of these Terms, or any Additional Terms, is for any reason deemed invalid, unlawful, void, or unenforceable by a court or arbitrator of competent jurisdiction, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms or the Additional Terms, and the invalidity of the provision will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms or the applicable Additional Terms (which will remain in full force and effect). To the extent not prohibited by applicable law, you agree to waive, and you hereby waive, any applicable statutory and common law that may permit a contract to be construed against its drafter. Wherever the word “including” is used in these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms, the word will be deemed to mean “including, without limitation.” The summaries of provisions and section headings are provided for convenience only and shall not limit the full Terms.
G. Communications and e-Contracting. When you communicate with us electronically, such as via email and text message, you consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will try to promptly respond to all inquiries, but we are not obligated to do so. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any applicable legal notice requirement that such communications be in writing. You agree that any time you electronically transact, agree or consent via the Service is intended to be an electronic signature which binds you as if you had signed on paper.
I. Assignment. BG Podcast may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms and any applicable Additional Terms, in whole or in part, to any party at any time without any notice to you. These Terms and any applicable Additional Terms may not be assigned by you, and you may not delegate your duties under them, without the prior written consent of an officer of BG Podcast.
J. Complete Agreement; No Waiver. These Terms, and any applicable Additional Terms, reflect our complete agreement regarding the Service and supersede any prior agreements, representations, warranties, assurances or discussion related to the Services. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms, (i) no failure or delay by you or BG Podcast in exercising any of rights, powers, or remedies under will operate as a waiver of that or any other right, power, or remedy, and (ii) no waiver or modification of any term of these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by the party against whom the waiver or modification is sought to be enforced.
K. California Consumer Rights and Notices.
L. Devices and Connectivity. You are solely responsible for obtaining and maintaining all Devices and other equipment and software, and all internet service providers, mobile service, and other services needed for your access to and use of the Service and you will be responsible for all charges related to them. By using the Service, you agree that BG Podcast may change, alter, or modify the settings or configurations on your Device in order to allow for or optimize your use of the Service (e.g., save content, access data, enable services, etc.). For instance, our App may access and read accounts, data and/or content on your Device, add content to your Device, and change settings of your Device, for reasons such as showing you the location of things or people near you; saving App images, sound files and writing usage logs to the Device; sending Facebook and Twitter messages you initiate; sending and receiving data needed for App operations; and to provide you notice when you are not connected to a network. You consent to these activities by installing the App or otherwise using the Service. Your Device settings may enable you to disable, change or limit some of these activities, and you can disable all of them associated with the App by uninstalling the App. The quality of the display of the Content may vary from Device to Device, and may be affected by a variety of factors, such as your Device, your location, the bandwidth available through and/or speed of your Internet connection. BG Podcast makes no representations or warranties about the quality of your Service experience on your Device or the ability of any Device to access or display the Content. In order to stream or download Content, your equipment must meet certain system requirements, including but not limited to having high-speed Internet access. You may not download or stream Content if you are located outside any designated territory and you will not try to circumvent territory restrictions (such as by using a proxy server). Please review any restrictions, including without limitation regarding simultaneous viewing, that may be posted from time to time and which shall be deemed Additional Terms. Please refer to the Disclaimer of Representations and Warranties and Limitations of Liability provisions set forth in these Terms.
17. TERMS APPLICABLE FOR APPLE IOS.
If you are accessing or using the Service through an Apple Device, see below for Additional Terms and conditions that are applicable to you and are incorporated into the Terms by this reference.
i. To the extent that you are accessing the Service through an Apple Device, you acknowledge that these Terms are entered into between you and BG Podcast and, that Apple, Inc. (“Apple“) is not a party to these Terms other than as third-party beneficiary as contemplated below.
ii. The license granted to you in Section 1of these Terms is subject to the permitted Usage Rules set forth in the App Store Terms of Service (see: http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/us/terms.html) and any third party terms that are applicable to the Service.
iii. You acknowledge that BG Podcast, and not Apple, is responsible for providing the Service and Content thereof.
iv. You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance or any support services to you with respect to the Service.
v. To the maximum extent not prohibited by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Service.
vi. You acknowledge and agree that Apple, and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of these Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as a third-party beneficiary thereof.
vii. When using the Service, you agree to comply with any and all third-party terms that are applicable to any platform, website, technology or service that interacts with the Service.
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