SonicSearch Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

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11. PROHIBITED CONTENT & ACTIVITY

The following are examples of the kind of user content that is illegal or prohibited to submit to the site. We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending content from the Website and terminating the Membership of such violators. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to, content that, in the sole discretion of SonicSearch:

A. Is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
B. harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
C. exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
D. contains nudity, excessive violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;
E. solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
F. publicly posts information that poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person;
G. constitutes or promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
H. constitutes or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
I. involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, “spimming,” or “spamming”;
J. contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
K. Furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
L. solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;
M. involves commercial activities and/or sales without prior written consent from SonicSearch such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;
N. includes a photograph or video of another person that you have posted without that person’s consent;
O. violates the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or party.

The following are examples of the kind of activity that is illegal or prohibited on the site. We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to:

P. criminal or tortious activity, including child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets;
Q. advertising to, or solicitation of, any Member to buy or sell any products or services through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the Website;
R. circumventing or modifying, attempting to circumvent or modify, or encouraging or assisting any other person in circumventing or modifying any security technology or software that is part of the Website;
S. activity that involves the use of viruses, bots, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network;
T. covering or obscuring the banner advertisements on any Website page via HTML/CSS or any other means;
U. any automated use of the system, such as, but not limited to, using scripts to submit information or send comments or messages;
V. interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the Website or the networks or services connected to the Website;
W. impersonating or attempting to impersonate another Member, person or entity;
X. using the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or disclosing your password to any third party or permitting any third party to access your account; using any information obtained from the Website in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person or entity, or attempting to do the same;
Y. accepting payment or anything of value from a third person in exchange for your performing any commercial activity through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the Website on behalf of that person; or
Z. using the Website in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

12. CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by SonicSearch infringe your copyright (for example, materials posted by SonicSearch on one of our site pages), you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow SonicSearch to locate the material on the Site; (d) the name, address, telephone number and email address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has 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; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Additionally, if you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed by SonicSearch against you, the DMCA permits you to send SonicSearch a counter-notice.

Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright/ for details. Copyright notices and counter-notices with respect to the Site should be sent to SonicScoop Media, Inc, PO Box 843, New York, NY 10009, and email: sonicsearch@sonicscoop.com. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.

13. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The site may contain links and references to websites of others. As such, we may, from time to time, at our sole discretion, add or remove links to other websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you, and access to any such websites is at your own risk. You are recommended to review the information provided by third parties (such as, but not limited to, the terms of service of the relevant website) before accessing such websites. We do not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to such websites. In no event will we be responsible for the information contained in such websites, their practices or for your use of or inability to use such websites, or transmissions received from such sites. By using the Site, you expressly relieve us from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Site, and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.

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