Terms of Service

IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS AGREEMENT IS SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS AS DETAILED IN SECTION 14. PLEASE READ THE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.

1. Acceptance of terms

ConsenSys AG's Ujo Music Project (“Ujo”) provides a portal for decentralized music distribution through our website located at: https://ujomusic.com/ (the "Site") which includes text, images, audio, code and other materials or third party information. The Site and any other features, tools, materials, or services offered from time to time by Ujo, including our smart contracts, are referred to here as the “Service.” Please read these Terms of Use (the “Terms” or “Terms of Use”) carefully before using the Service. By using or otherwise accessing the Services, or clicking to accept or agree to these Terms where that option is made available, you (1) accept and agree to these Terms (2) consent to the collection, use, disclosure and other handling of information as described in our Privacy Policy and (3) any additional terms, rules and conditions of participation issued by Ujo from time to time. If you do not agree to the Terms, then you may not access or use the Services.

2. Modification of Terms of Use

Except for Section 14, providing for binding arbitration and waiver of class action rights, Ujo reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the Terms of Use at any time. The most current version of these Terms will be posted on our Site. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Use of the Services by you after any modification to the Terms constitutes your acceptance of the Terms of Use as modified.

3. Eligibility

You hereby represent you are of legal age of majority to purchase and consume content through our Service. You further represent and warrant that you are eligible to lawfully use cryptocurrencies such as Ether in your jurisdiction and that you carry the risk of such personal compliance.

4. REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND RISKS

4.1. Warranty disclaimer

You expressly understand and agree that your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an "AS IS" and "as available" basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. You release Ujo from all liability for content you acquired or failed to acquire through the Service.

4.2 Sophistication and Risk of Cryptographic Systems

By utilizing the Service or platform in any way, you represent that you understand the inherent risks associated with cryptographic systems; and warrant that you have an understanding of the usage and intricacies of public/private key cryptography, native cryptographic tokens, like Ether (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC), smart contract based tokens such as those that follow the Ethereum Token Standard (https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/issues/20), and blockchain-based software systems.

4.3 Volatility of Cryptocurrencies

You understand that Ethereum and other blockchain technologies and associated currencies or tokens are highly volatile due to many factors including but not limited to adoption, speculation, technology and security risks. You also acknowledge that the cost of transacting on such technologies is variable and may increase at any time causing impact to any activities taking place on the Ethereum blockchain. You acknowledge these risks and represent that Ujo cannot be held liable for such fluctuations or increased costs.

4.4 Platform Security

Ujo Music is an early stage platform. You acknowledge that Ethereum applications are code subject to flaws and acknowledge that you are solely responsible for evaluating any available code provided by the Services. You further expressly acknowledge and represent that Ethereum applications can be written maliciously or negligently, that Ujo cannot be held liable for your interaction with such applications and that such applications may cause loss of property or identity. These warnings and others later provided by Ujo in no way evidence or represent an on-going duty to alert you to all of the potential risks of utilizing the Service or Content.

5. Indemnity

You agree, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, to release and to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Ujo and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and agencies, as well as the officers, directors, employees, shareholders and representatives of any of the foregoing entities, from and against any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages, costs (including attorneys’ fees and court costs) claims or actions of any kind whatsoever arising or resulting from your use of the Service, your violation of these Terms of Use, and any of your acts or omissions that implicate publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. Ujo reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and, in such case, you agree to cooperate with Ujo in the defense of such matter.

6. Limitation on liability

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITES AND SERVICE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY INFORMATION YOU SEND OR RECEIVE DURING YOUR USE OF THE SITES AND SERVICE MAY NOT BE SECURE AND MAY BE INTERCEPTED OR LATER ACQUIRED BY UNAUTHORIZED PARTIES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITES AND SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. RECOGNIZING SUCH, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER UJO NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER TANGIBLE OR INTANGIBLE LOSSES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE PERMITTED, NEGLIGENCE AND GROSS NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER THEORY (EVEN IF UJO HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM THE SITE OR SERVICE; THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITES OR SERVICE; UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITES OR SERVICE; ANY ACTIONS WE TAKE OR FAIL TO TAKE AS A RESULT OF COMMUNICATIONS YOU SEND TO US; HUMAN ERRORS; TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS; FAILURES, INCLUDING PUBLIC UTILITY OR TELEPHONE OUTAGES; OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, LATENCY, DELETIONS OR DEFECTS OF ANY DEVICE OR NETWORK, PROVIDERS, OR SOFTWARE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE THAT DO NOT PERMIT PARTICIPATION IN THE SERVICE); ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO COMPUTER EQUIPMENT; INABILITY TO FULLY ACCESS THE SITES OR SERVICE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE; THEFT, TAMPERING, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, IMAGES OR OTHER CONTENT OF ANY KIND; DATA THAT IS PROCESSED LATE OR INCORRECTLY OR IS INCOMPLETE OR LOST; TYPOGRAPHICAL, PRINTING OR OTHER ERRORS, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF; OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITES OR SERVICE.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

7. Licenses and Access

Subject to your compliance with these Terms of Use, Ujo grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access and make personal and non-commercial use of the Service. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of the Service or any derivative use of the Service. All rights not expressly granted to you in these Terms of Use are reserved and retained by Ujo or its licensors. The Ujo Service may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Ujo. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Ujo without express written consent. You may not misuse the Services. You may use the Services only as permitted by law. The licenses granted by Ujo terminate if you do not comply with these Terms of Use.

8. Termination and suspension

Ujo may terminate or suspend all or part of the Service without prior notice or liability if you breach any of the terms or conditions of the Terms.

The following provisions of the Terms survive any termination of these Terms: INDEMNITY; WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATION ON LIABILITY; OUR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS; TERMINATION; NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES; BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER; GENERAL INFORMATION.

9. No third party beneficiaries

You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to the Terms.

10. Notice and procedure for making claims of copyright infringement

If you believe that your copyright or the copyright of a person on whose behalf you are authorized to act has been infringed, please provide Ujo's Copyright Agent a written notice containing the following information:

  • an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  • a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  • a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Service;
  • your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.

Ujo's Copyright Agent can be reached at:
Email: Jesse@ujomusic.com
Subject Line: Copyright Notification
Mail: Attention:
Ujo Copyright ℅ ConsenSys
49 Bogart Street Suite 22
Brooklyn, NY 11206

11. Binding arbitration and class action waiver

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY – IT MAY SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT

11.1 Initial Dispute Resolution

The parties shall use their best efforts to engage directly to settle any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement and engage in good faith negotiations which shall be a condition to either party initiating a lawsuit or arbitration.

11.2 Binding Arbitration

If the parties do not reach an agreed upon solution within a period of 30 days from the time informal dispute resolution under the Initial Dispute Resolution provision begins, then either party may initiate binding arbitration as the sole means to resolve claims, subject to the terms set forth below. Specifically, all claims arising out of or relating to these Terms (including their formation, performance and breach), the parties’ relationship with each other and/or your use of the Service shall be finally settled by binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with the provisions of its Commercial Arbitration Rules and the supplementary procedures for consumer related disputes of the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”), excluding any rules or procedures governing or permitting class actions. The arbitrator, and not any federal, state or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve all disputes arising out of or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of these Terms, including, but not limited to any claim that all or any part of these Terms are void or voidable, or whether a claim is subject to arbitration. The arbitrator shall be empowered to grant whatever relief would be available in a court under law or in equity. The arbitrator’s award shall be written, and binding on the parties and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. The parties understand that, absent this mandatory provision, they would have the right to sue in court and have a jury trial. They further understand that, in some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation and the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court.

11.3 Location

Binding arbitration shall take place in New York. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of any federal or state court in New York County, New York, in order to compel arbitration, to stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.

11.4 Class Action Waiver

The parties further agree that any arbitration or other permitted action shall be conducted in their individual capacities only and not as a class action or other representative action, and the parties expressly waive their right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis. YOU AND UJO 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. If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth in this paragraph is void or unenforceable for any reason or that an arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the arbitration provision set forth above shall be deemed null and void in its entirety and the parties shall be deemed to have not agreed to arbitrate disputes.

11.5 Exception - Litigation of Intellectual Property and Small Claims Court Claims

Notwithstanding the parties' decision to resolve all disputes through arbitration, either party may bring an action in state or federal court to protect its intellectual property rights (“intellectual property rights” means patents, copyrights, moral rights, trademarks, and trade secrets, but not privacy or publicity rights). Either party may also seek relief in a small claims court for disputes or claims within the scope of that court’s jurisdiction.

11.6 30-Day Right to Opt Out

You have the right to opt-out and not be bound by the arbitration and class action waiver provisions set forth above by sending written notice of your decision to opt-out to the following address: Ujo ℅ ConsenSys, 49 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY 11206 and via email at jesse@ujomusic.com, with subject line LEGAL OPT OUT. The notice must be sent within 30 days of September 6, 2016 or your first use of the Service, whichever is later, otherwise you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with the terms of those paragraphs. If you opt-out of these arbitration provisions, Ujo also will not be bound by them.

11.7 Changes to this Section

Ujo will provide 60-days’ notice of any changes to this section. Changes will become effective on the 60th day, and will apply prospectively only to any claims arising after the 60th day. For any dispute not subject to arbitration you and Ujo agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the federal and state courts located in New York, New York. You further agree to accept service of process by mail, and hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses otherwise available. The Terms and the relationship between you and Ujo shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to conflict of law provisions.

12. GENERAL INFORMATION

12.1 Entire Agreement

These Terms (and any additional terms, rules and conditions of participation that Ujo may post on the Service) constitute the entire agreement between you and Ujo with respect to the Service and supersedes any prior agreements, oral or written, between you and Ujo. In the event of a conflict between these Terms and the additional terms, rules and conditions of participation, the latter will prevail over the Terms to the extent of the conflict.

12.2 Waiver and Severability of Terms

The failure of Ujo to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the arbitrator or court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.

12.3 Statute of Limitations

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the use of the Service or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

12.4 Section Titles

The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

12.5 Communications

Users with questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Service may contact us using the relevant contact information set forth above. jesse@ujomusic.com.

13. Software License

All Rights Reserved. Ujo is currently exploring the appropriate license structure and this will be updated when a conclusion is reached.

14. Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, disclose and store information you provide to us. The Privacy Policy applies to the Service on or in which it is posted, linked or referenced.

This policy covers:

  • Information that we receive from you when you interact with our website
  • How we use and process the information that we receive.
  • If and why Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties; and
  • Your choices regarding the collection and processing of your Personal Information.

Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected through third-party websites or services that you may access through the Services or that you submit to us through email, text message or other electronic message or offline.

User consent

By using the Services, you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service, and consent to our collection, use, disclosure and retention of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY PART OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY OF THE SERVICES.

Effective date and changes to this policy

The Effective Date of this Privacy Policy is set forth at the top of this webpage. Whenever possible, we will provide you with advance written notice of our changes to this Privacy Policy. We will not make retroactive changes that reduce your privacy rights unless we are legally required to do so. Your continued use of the Services after the Effective Date constitutes your acceptance of the amended Privacy Policy. The amended Privacy Policy supersedes all previous versions.

Information we collect

Ethereum Account Addresses. Note, we collect no other personal identifying information, so these addresses remain “pseudonymous.”

How we use and store information we collect:

Transaction records are stored natively on the Ethereum blockchain. We also track transaction history in secure internal databases for purposes of administering the Service.

Legally Required Disclosures

When permitted or required by law, we may share information with additional third parties where permitted by applicable law, including, for example, where responding to legal process.