Effective Date: January 15th, 2019
Information we COLLECT concern: (1) Information and personal data you choose to give us. This includes information you provide when you register or log in to use the Service with your credentials, such as your name and surname, unique username, password, email address, date of birth, ip address (in relation to our website), credentials to other social network in case you register to our Service through them, additional information that you choose to share and make publicly visible, such as profile pictures or profile videos, and in case of transactions a debit or credit card number. It also includes any audio that you upload to our service, information in your posted videos including any text in them, and comments exchanged with friends -including any Personal Information- in the context of composing, sending, or receiving messages through our Service. These are available to other users to see, save, copy, or use outside the Service, so always use common sense and don’t send or share content that you wouldn’t want someone to see, save, or share, neither post information that may affect your privacy or even put you -or others- in danger.
(2) Information we get while you use our service. This concerns information about your usage of the service, about your published content, your location (not using GPS data), time zone, videos and photos, your device, app version, and information collected by cookies and Related Technologies. For example, we collect information about your activity such as which audio files, filters, or gifs you prefer, your activity on third-party links or services or integrations like links to providers of audio to or through our App, the time, date, extend of your communication, how you interact in messages and with which people and information about how many and which people viewed the content, your user-generated content and video content that you upload on our App, hashtag to mark keywords to the video or comments, as well as behavioral information, for example, collecting engagement scores (likes, comments, repeated views) and marketing information such as opt-ins and communication preferences. We also may collect information about the devices you use including the hardware model, operating system version, device memory, advertising identifiers, apps installed, language and time zone, information from device sensors, such as accelerometers, microphones and whether you have headphones connected, and information about your mobile network connections and service provider, information from your phonebook (if you choose to enable such feature), images from your videos, your precise location (upon your consent), information collected by cookies (like advertising identifiers) which collect information about your activity and interaction. Additionally, we collect information regarding your interaction with our partners, as well as usage statistics -including your preferences- through the use of logs, cookies, and other similar technology, which is generated automatically as you use the Service. We may also use third party cookies on our Service as well, to collect and process certain analytics data. Our third party analytics tool is Microsoft Azure Application Insights provided by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-7329, USA.
(3) Information we get from third parties. This concerns information originating from other users interacting with you when they use our service, for instance when they make a “follow” request to you. For example, if another user allows us to collect information from their device’s phonebook -and you’re one of that user’s contacts- we may combine the information we collect from that user’s phonebook with other information we have collected about you. We may also obtain information from our affiliates or any other third-party sources, and combine that with the information we collect through our services. We may also receive information from third party SDKs (such as Facebook). For further information as to how and for what purpose that social network provider processes your Personal Data, please see their privacy policies.
(4) Information we get when you voluntarily communicate with us. This concern information you’re providing on your communication with us through our site, our provided emails, or any other way.
The Information we collect may be USED to:
Provide you with, and continuously improve, our product
Facilitate the development, operation, maintenance, and protection of our products and services
To analyze usage and trends in the use of our product
To store information as local cache on your device, so that you can open the app and view content faster
To use information, including personal information, for service-related purposes, which may include to provide it to third parties for the purpose of improving our services. For example, we may scan any sound recordings in the local library on your mobile device to identify such content
Personalize the services like, but not limited to, customizing the content provided, suggest friends or include ads
Verify your identity and prevent unauthorized or illegal activity
To verify your age and ensure that you are old enough to use our Services
To allow other users to identify you via the "Find other friends" function as a user of the Service as well as your phone contacts to find other users and to connect you
To show you content that is similar to content you liked or interacted with
We may use the content you upload in an aggregated anonymous way, to train AI services
Improve your user experience, as well as improve ad targeting and measurement by using -upon your permission - your precise location data
To provide you with services based on the country settings you have chosen
Use information we’ve collected from cookies and other related technology to enhance your experience in using our service
Enhance the safety and security of our products and services
We may SHARE the information in the following ways:
With other users, including information about you such as your username, full name, the users you follow, the users following you, the users you have in common. Your profile information is also searchable and accessible by other Users, and we do not hold responsible for the privacy practices of the other users. Thus, you should always be careful about the content and personal information that you upload, post, or make available in any way through the service, and avoid disclosing information about your home address, locations of frequent visit, school, or place of business
With our third party providers, business partners, our affiliates, and the general public, we may share your public information, like your full name, username, profile pictures, content you submit to our platform or any other service. If your content is broadcasted in other media or on the web, it may be viewed by the public or be rebroadcasted by others. In any such case the use of your personal information by other media will be governed by their own privacy policies, and you may be able to modify those via the settings on their own services
With service providers, sellers, vendors, and partners that provide services and functionality or perform services on our behalf or provide goods through our services in connection with the provision of our service
We may share with other users information that you wish to provide about what you will do or about your approximate location by time based on content or text that you may upload and/or tag in your posts
With third parties such as advertisers, we may share non-personally identifiable or de-identified information in an aggregated manner.
With third parties involved in any mergers, acquisitions (full or partial), financing, asset sale, transition of the service to another provider, liquidation, reorganization, bankruptcy, both before and after the transaction closes
We do not share, sell, or rent personal information with non-affiliated or other third parties for their direct marketing purposes, without your permission. We may however disclose your personal information with your permission.
If you receive communications from third parties in any way relating to our service, you are solely responsible for your engagement with such third parties
Information Security We take the security of your personal information seriously and we take appropriate technical and organizational steps to ensure that your personal information will be secure against unauthorized or unlawful processing and accidental loss, destruction or damage. However, since the internet is not 100% secure, we cannot warrant the security of the information you provide, neither we accept any liability for unintentional access and use of it.
Data Retention: If your account is terminated, we delete your Personal Data immediately, and they will not be possible to retrieve. After you have terminated your use of our services, we may store your information in an aggregated and anonymized format. We may also retain any personal information in cases it is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, enforce our agreements, and allow us to resolve and litigate disputes.
Children We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use Personal Information from children under the age of 13 years. Our services are not intended for children under 13. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from children under 13, then we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the corresponding account.
Specifically concerning users in the European Union, the corresponding minimum age is 16 years old (or the lower age that your country has provided for you to consent to the processing of your personal data), so our services are not intended, and we do not collect, maintain, or use Personal information from children under the age of 16.
If you believe that we may have Personal Data about or collected from a child under the specified age in the relevant jurisdiction without the consent of their parent or guardian, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Users We welcome users from all the parts of the world where our service is provided. Please keep in mind that your personal information may be shared with us, collected, transferred to, stored and processed in the United States, Greece, and other countries outside of where you live.
If you will be using our service from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and data, and to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") in effect for Member States of the European Union.
Our data protection officer may be contacted at email@example.com.
Where We Store Your Personal Data: We transfer your Personal Data to the servers of our host provider Google Cloud Services in the United States of America. Any video content of the users is also transferred to the servers of our host provider Google Cloud Services using the Cloud Storage in the United States of America, Europe and Asia Pacific. It may also be processed by staff operating in Greece who work for us, or outside your country where you live or the European Union, for one of our suppliers or one of our business partners.
Your Rights: You have the right to require free of charge information about your personal data that we hold about you and to correct, update, amend, suppress, delete (unless we have to keep it for legal or legitimate purposes), or otherwise modify any personal data if it is inaccurate.
If the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, this is without impact to data processing activities that have taken place before such withdrawal. If you object the processing of your personal data, we may ask you the grounds of your objections so we may examine alternative adjustments. You also have the right to take legal actions in relation for any breach of your rights regarding the processing of your personal data. In cases where we permit selected third parties to provide you with information about goods or services we feel may interest you, they will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this (Art. 6 (1) lit a GDPR).
Analytics, Advertising, and Third-Party Integrations We may use information collected through our services regarding the performance of audio used by the users, as well as the performance of ads so as to deliver more relevant and user focused content on behalf of us or other companies.
Through such third-party links, you may be providing personal information directly to the third party. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for how any such third party collects or use your information. As always, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party service that you visit or interact in any way through our services.
Analytics: We use third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Services. These collect information sent by your device or our Services, including the web pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the Service. Our third party analytics tool is Microsoft Azure Application Insights provided by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-7329, USA. For information on how Microsoft Azure Application Insights collects and processes information please refer to Microsoft Azure Online Services Terms & Microsoft Privacy Statement.
Updating And Controlling Your Information You can access and update basic account information via your user profile, as well as -depending on the platform of your device- change any settings through the Settings page of the App. If you need to access, update, or delete other personal information that we may have, you can send a request to our data protection officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. For reasons of security we may ask you to verify your identity or provide additional information in advance. We intend to update your information for free, but if it would require a disproportionate amount of effort we may charge a fee, that we’ll communicate with you in advance for your approval.
Please also note that there are limits in the requests we may accommodate, and we may also reject requests for reasons such as, for example, that they might risk the privacy of other users, have repetitive character, requires disproportionate technical effort, or is not lawful.
And, while we hope you’ll be a lifelong user of Twiddle, if for some reason you ever want to delete your account, you can contact us at email@example.com and we will take care of this for you, or -depending on the platform of your device- you may do this by yourself, please go to the section “profile settings” and chose the option “delete account”. You will be asked to type your password, to confirm the action. Upon deletion, your account and data will be deleted permanently from our servers and will not be possible to retrieve later.
Twiddle, Inc. 2100 Geng Rd., Suite 210 Palo Alto, CA 94303
Effective: January 15th, 2019
Welcome to Twiddle.
The Service is provided by Twiddle Inc., whose registered place of business is at 2100 Geng Rd., Suite 210, California 94303, USA.
The Service is a hosting service which allows registered users (the “Users”) to create, upload, post and share personal videos (“User Videos”), where the Users may mix the ambient noise with sound effects and musical works. This is purposed only for non-commercial use, for the User’s personal entertainment.
At the same time, the Service provides a new gateway for sound licensors as well as upcoming and established artists to promote audio content so as to gain new fans, while they enjoy our cooperation and support in providing to them new audiences.
“LET AUDIO PROMOTE ENTERTAINMENT & LET ENTERTAINMENT PROMOTE AUDIO”.
Our Service is new, and is subject to a period of testing.
In particular, the Service provides the tools for registered users to create User Videos where they mix the ambient noise with sound effects and Royalty free musical works, collectively referred to, as the “Sounds”, which are included in a locally provided library.
Each User Video creation can be up to 20 seconds long, however each of the incorporated Sounds (with any musical works embodied therein) may have shorter (or a lot shorter) duration. The user may incorporate up to 3 Sounds in each creation, may Sync them (shift their position) to the desired part of the User Video, and appropriate their volume level and length (use shorter or longer portion of a Sound in best effort that they do not overlap with each other) – mash ups not allowed, Users have to respect the Artist’s works.
We take any reasonable effort, and ask and expect for the Users to do the same, to respect restrictions and copyrights, as follows:
You should use the Service only for personal entertainment, non-commercial use (see also section 2.7). You may be subject to liability for your failure to do so in the event of any unauthorized Posting of musical works in User Videos. Avoid overlapping of musical works (Sounds). Mash-ups not allowed, respect the artists’ creations. Not use the sounds in a way that would insult, intimidate, or defame other users. (See also section 3.8 and section 10). User Videos must exclude Broadcast Content. You are solely and completely responsible for that and obtaining any necessary rights, clearances, permissions or authorizations for posting or sharing, even if that content was made available through a library in our platform, and you may be subject to liability for your failure to do so.
Occasionally, certain Sounds -or small portions of musical works- may appear along with a promotional URL-link, which forwards to an external third-party service through which the user may optionally purchase the Sound. If the User proceeds in doing so, they are forwarded directly to the third-party service and any possible transaction takes place without any involvement and without any profiting of our App at such purchase.
You do not have the right to receive any income, or monetize, or obtain earnings for your created videos embodying Sounds though the Service and the sound-related works, recordings, or the clips created through the use of it, and you do not have the right to claim a video on YouTube for monetization purposes.
This Service is licensed to you, and is provided by Us for free for your personal self-expression, enjoyment, and increase of self-exposure. It is not sold to you. In return, you agree that the Company may generate revenues or/and increase goodwill or its value from your use of the Service, including -in a non limiting example- through accepting advertising and promotions, through usage of data, sponsorships, and you will have no right to claim share in any such revenue or goodwill or value of any form.
The use of the Service may be subject to third party terms and conditions, limitations, and fees, including -but without limiting to that- your mobile network’s terms and conditions, connection fees, limitations on data usage, fees on overage, which are exclusively your responsibility. In addition, downloading, installing, or using certain Services may be prohibited or restricted by your mobile carrier, and you are solely responsible for determining with your mobile carrier if any restrictions may be applicable to your use of the Service.
We reserve the right to block certain content owned or controlled by third parties, or content under dispute, for which blocking you hereby authorize us. We also reserve the right to suspend, block, discontinue, withdraw, take down or amend all or part of the Service and all or part of the content available on the Service at any time, to reflect the law, or changes to the law, or disputes, or new technical developments, repairs, updates, maintenance, temporarily or permanently. This may result in you not being able to use the Service, or view any of your posts, temporarily or permanently.
Private Account. Except for a period after our launching, you may be able to restrict access to your User Videos and/or Content, by selecting the corresponding privacy setting within the App. This allows you to control whether your posts are publicly available to all the Users or only to your followers.
You acknowledge and accept that the Service gives you the possibility to see who saw your posts, and correspondingly to let others know when you saw their posts. Also, you acknowledge and accept that the Service gives you the possibility to like, comment, connect with, follow, and message your friends and others who are also using the Service, and receive alerts or other notifications.
You acknowledge and agree that your content might become unavailable for any number of reasons, including things like an operational glitch or a decision on our end to terminate your account, so we can’t promise that your content will always be available.
We make no promise that we will be able to accommodate your storage needs overtime. We reserve the right to set storage limits to our service, and we may change these limits from time to time in our sole discretion.
CREATORS of audio. We wish to support creators through our platform, both new and established, we accept and welcome submission of your audio content. However, we reserve the right to decide at our own discretion if we will incorporate your submitted audio to the library of available Sounds in our App (we can incorporate only a fraction of the sounds submitted), the length of time it will be available in our library, the segment of it that will become available (if not all of it), and the position of its appearance.
By sharing or submitting such content with us, you warrant that you own all rights in and to that audio content, and that you are not breaching any other party’s copyrights or contractual rights, or rights to publicity or privacy. At the same time, by submitting the audio content you are granting Us and the Users of the Service the irrevocable right to reproduce sound recordings, throughout the globe, all on a royalty-free basis, without the obligation to pay royalties to any third party, including, but not limited to, a sound recording copyright owner or musical work copyright owner (i.e a record label, or a music publisher), a performing rights organization (i.e. BMI, ASCAP, SESAC or any other), a sound recording PRO, or other royalty participants involved in the creation of the corresponding User Content (i.e. producers, engineers, unions, guilds, etc). Upon making available this content through our App, the submitter’s name will be appearing in the corresponding sound’s button in the App’s library, and the sound’s title will be appearing in the Users’ produced videos.
You may submit your audio to us through our web page. We shall make any reasonable effort to respond to your submissions, but in case of a large number of submissions we may be unable to respond (we are currently a small team).
If you wish that we include a promo link on the App’s button which displays your audio, linking to an external service through which a User can purchase your audio creation, please note that we currently do not gain any profit from the availability of the aforementioned Service. However, we reserve the right for delivering this service differently in future (in which case we shall inform you of any changes in advance through the email address you provided).
User’s Registration and Use of the Service
THE SERVICE IS NOT FOR PERSONS UNDER THE MINIMUM AGE. You may use the Service either if (a) you are eighteen (18) years old or older, or (b) if you are thirteen (13) years old or over and have permission to use the Service from your parent or legal guardian who is at least 18 years of age, or (c) specifically concerning users in the European Union, if you are sixteen (16) years old (or the lower age that your country has provided for you to consent to the processing of your personal data). By using the Service, you promise to us and affirm that either of these holds. If not, YOU MUST NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SERVICE AT ANY TIME OR MANNER. Furthermore, you are NOT allowed to use this Service if (i) you have been PREVIOUSLY SUSPENDED OR REMOVED from the Service by Us, or if (ii) you are a person who is barred from receiving the Service under the laws of the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction, appearing on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or face any other similar prohibition. If we reasonably believe that you do not fulfil all these criteria, we may suspend your use of the Service until you have provided us with acceptable proof of the contrary.
We clearly advise parents who permit their children to use the Service to be aware that the content made available on the Service is user-generated and may not be suitable for children.
Accuracy of Information. Your account is personal for your own, non-commercial use. You promise and affirm that the information you provide when creating an Account is true, accurate, current, and complete, you will update it promptly as necessary to keep it current and accurate, and that your password is secure and confidential. If messages sent to your provided e-mail address are returned as undeliverable, then we may terminate your Account immediately without notice and without any liability to you or any other party.
You are responsible for your account with us and any activity that takes place on your account, whether or not such activity was authorized by you.
Access to and use of the Service requires a compatible device. We try to ensure but we cannot guarantee that the Service will work with all devices. Your use of the Service may vary in functionality, availability and quality depending on the type of the device and the operating system, and we accept no responsibility for any lack of functionality that is due to your equipment, internet connection, operating system or settings.
It is your responsibility to pay all costs and expenses that you may incur while using the Service, including, but not limited to, line charges, data charges, text messaging charges, roaming charges. If you’re unsure what those charges may be, you should ask your service provider before using the Service.
You should respect the rights of others. You should not use the Service in a manner that violates or infringes someone else’s rights of publicity, privacy, intellectual-property, or intimidates, defames, bullies, harasses or spams or solicits other users. You are fully responsible for the material you upload and you do it at your own risk.
Rights and Licenses that we Grant you
The Service is provided for your personal, non-commercial use. You obtain no copyright or other interest in any Sound used by you on or through the Service. You hereby acknowledge and agree that if you desire to Post to external sites you must obtain all necessary consents from owners of any third party content included in your video. For the avoidance of doubt, you are solely responsible for obtaining any necessary rights, clearances, permissions or authorizations to use, modify, change or adopt any third party content in user videos or broadcast content. Infringing activity will not be tolerated at or via our Service. Furthermore, we do not grant you any right to use videos or any content on the Services for any commercial purposes, nor should you help anyone else in doing so. You are expressly prohibited from monetizing any videos or User Content.
IN NO CASE SHALL TWIDDLE, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, CONSULTANTS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF ANY OF THE SERVICES OR FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM RELATED IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.
Rights and Licenses that you Grant to Us
By creating, uploading, posting, sharing, receiving, any User Content to the Service, you grant us an unrestricted, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable license, to use, reproduce, distribute, share, publically display, edit, adapt, create derivative works of, compile, make available, distribute, communicate to the public and perform your User Content –including on a through-to-the-audience-basis, for the non-limiting purpose of exhibiting, broadcasting, publicly performing, publicly displaying, redistributing, exploiting, sublicensing, promoting part or all of that content, either in our Service or in any media, along with your username, image, likeness, voice, without notice to you and without obligation to pay royalties to you or any other liability to Us, for the purposes of promoting and advertising our Service and our company, sharing your content to other Users of our Service, sublicense other Users with the right to alter the audio content of your creation and send it back to you. This license is irrevocable and perpetual (it survives after you may terminate the use of our Service or delete User content), so you must not post or transmit User content that has confidential or proprietary character.
You are responsible for, and you must have the rights to the Content You Post. You must not Post User Content, if you are not the copyright owner of all elements of it (including embedded musical works), or if you do not have authorization, permission or sufficient rights by the copyright owners to do so. By posting any User Content you warrant that you satisfy the above, and that your User Content does not violate the copyrights, publicity rights, intellectual property rights, and privacy rights of any person visible in your User Content, and that it does not result in a breach of contract between you and a third party. You also warrant to us that the posting of your User Content on the Service will not require us to obtain any further licenses or pay any royalties, compensation, fees, or other amounts or provide any attribution to any third parties.
Regarding your created content, you retain ownership of any rights you may had in your user content to begin with. Uploading, posting, sending or receiving your User Content does not transfer ownership of rights. You acknowledge and agree that NO USER VIDEO WILL BE CONSIDERED TO BE A SEPARATE COPYRIGHTABLE WORK AND ALL RIGHTS IN EACH USER VIDEO WILL REMAIN WITH THE OWNERS OF THE CONTENT USED TO CREATE SUCH USER VIDEO.
You agree that we are not liable for any loss, or damage of any kind, or death, incurred as a result of the use of Service or any User Content posted, transmitted, shared, or otherwise made available via the Service or broadcast elsewhere by you. Furthermore, you acknowledge that we cannot control material content or communications posted via the Services or opinions expressed therein. So reliance by you on any content or information or materials obtained through the Service is at your own risk. For the avoidance of doubt, the Company will not be liable for any unauthorized use of User Content by any User, including you.
You agree to comply with all applicable laws in relation to your use of the Service, and that the content you upload will not contain any content, information or material that infringes the rights of any third party, including trade mark rights, copyrights, confidential information, and privacy rights. We reserve the right to transmit a user’s contact data to a rights owner who has substantiated an infringement by such user, for the purposes of applying their rights.
All rights, titles and interests in and to the Service, including any and all trademarks and other intellectual property rights (excluding any User Content and other content uploaded or otherwise provided by users) are and will remain the exclusive property of Twiddle Inc. or its licensors.
You understand, consent, and agree, that we may collect and use technical data including, but not limited to, data concerning audio files resident on your mobile device (sound recordings and metadata), system and application software, that we will use to facilitate product support and the provision of software updates.
We always welcome suggestions and feedback from you. But if you volunteer suggestions or feedback (i.e. for services, features, modifications, enhancements, content, technologies, refinements, offerings, promotions, feature names, artwork, computer code, or any other materials), you accept that we can use your ideas without compensating you, regardless of what your accompanying communication may say. Furthermore, you agree that your feedback is provided on a non-confidential basis, and the Company is not under any obligation to refrain from using or disclosing it in any way.
Twiddle respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask and expect for our users to do the same and take this seriously. Our users may find through our App sound effects, royalty free musical works, and occasionally short samples of musical works, for making creative short video stories for their personal use and entertainment. Our App makes no profit out of this. We want our users to be creative and enjoy our platform whilst benefiting artists since we believe that Twiddle is a new gateway to promote content and gain new fans. Along these lines we are working in preparing to extend the availability of music and sounds by creating deals with record labels and artists.
As a condition for you to access and use our Services, you agree not to use the Services to infringe with any intellectual property rights of others, for example you must not upload or share content which is owned by another person or entity. We reserve the right to remove or disable material upon notice from an intellectual property owner or their agent, or/and upon our belief in good faith that it is infringing the intellectual property of a third party by being made available via the Service. We also reserve the right to remove User Content uploaded by Users that have received a single notification of claimed infringement, as well as to terminate immediately a User Account of any “repeat infringer” that have received more than two takedown notices compliant with the provisions of 17 U.S.C. § 512 with respect to such User Content.
Should any artist feel differently, Twiddle provides the following procedure for filing a “Notification of Claimed Infringement” claiming removal of all content adequately proven to be intellectual property of the applicant. Upon approval of said application we will remove the specific embodiment from all the users’ creations or the entire creation temporarily or permanently with or without notice to the user and we may or may not restore it at any point, only with the artist’s written consent. The procedure to follow is in compliance with the requirements set forth at 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3), and has to include substantially the following:
The applicant’s email address, a phone number, and a physical address, so that we and/or the uploader of your work can reach you.
Identify the specific material that is claimed to be infringing and that is to be removed, and information reasonably sufficient to let us locate that material.
A detailed description of your copyright work, and the URL or other identification of your allegedly infringing work.
A personal statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained is not authorized by the copyright owner or its agent or the law, and you believe its use or hosting goes beyond fair-use.
A statement made under penalty of perjury that you are the copyright owner or you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner, and that the information in the notification is full and accurate.
Have the above statements carry your physical or electronic signature (which may be a scanned copy) and your full name (not company name).
Please send the above preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org , or otherwise by post to
Twiddle, Inc. Attn: Copyright Agent 2100 Geng Rd. ste210 Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA.
All information submitted may be forwarded to the poster of the content, or otherwise made public in any way by Twiddle Inc. or via a third party.
If a party submits a notification of claimed infringement in violation of the law, we reserve the right to seek damages.
The Service may contain advertising. This may display in conjunction with your use of the Service, and may sometimes appear near the content that you provided to the Service.
This section of the Services concerns new features that may be added to the Service from time to time, and may be updated or added with a new subsection associated with such new features. Whenever needed we may require you to accept corresponding new terms in order to continue using the Service.
Restrictions and Safety
User safety is of extreme importance to us, we try hard for it, but we can’t guarantee it. For best safety and protection, you agree that:
The content you upload will not contain any material, content, or information that is offensive, abusive, insulting, defaming, intimidating, unfounded, bullying, discriminatory, violent, obscene, indecent, sexually explicit, violates any applicable laws, promotes or encourages violence, terrorism or any other illegal acts, or is likely to harass, embarrass, upset, alarm, or annoy any person, or encourage activities which could endanger the safety or wellbeing of others, or in any way incite anyone to commit or assist in any unlawful or criminal activity or anti-social behavior, or identify any person without their consent -or the consent of their parent or legal guardian if they are under 18 years of age.
You will not post content that discloses anyone’s personal contact details, or confidential information, such as credit card numbers, account passwords, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, personal identity document, etc.
You will not post content that contains pornography, graphic violence, threats, hate speech, promotes bullying or trolling, or incitements to violence.
You will not use the Service in a way that would distract you from obeying traffic or safety laws, neither would put yourself or others in danger for capturing a video or creating User Content.
You will not do, or attempt to do, or cause any third party to do or attempt to do, use the Service in a way that could damage, disable, overburden, or harm the Service, systems or security in anyway, or to copy, decompile, modify, reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, test or probe or scan the vulnerability of our Services or any system or network or interfere with any part of the Service.
You will not use any manual or automated means or any third-party applications to interface and extract other user’s information, or interact with other users’ content or information.
You will not solicit login credentials from another user, and will never use or attempt to use another user’s account, username, or password without their permission.
You will not distribute, sell, or lease any part of our Services, or carry out any actions that would infringe with our own intellectual property.
You will not use spider, crawler, scraper, robot, or hack, or insert malicious code, including viruses, worms, spyware, or harmful data to the Service, or use a program that may or is intended to inhibit other users from fully enjoying the Services, or attempt to circumvent any content-filtering techniques we employ or to disable, overburden, damage, impair, or hijack the operation of any hardware, software, equipment, or any other aspect of the Service or equipment connected to it, or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of networks or servers, or otherwise compromise the security of the Services.
You will not encourage or promote any activity that violates these Terms, and you will respect other people’s rights.
You are responsible for the security of your Account, and are fully responsible for any activity that occurs in it. Therefore it is important that you select a strong and unique password that keep your account secure, you will not share your password, and that you will notify the Company immediately at email@example.com if you suspect or know of any unauthorized use of your log-in credentials.
The Company will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from unauthorized use of your account, prior to you notifying Us of a breach of security or of unauthorized use or loss of your credentials.
You will not create another account if we have already disabled your account, unless you have our written permission to do so, and you will not log in or attempt to access the Services through unauthorized third-party accounts or third-party applications, and you will not buy, rent, or sell access to your account.
If you change or deactivate the mobile phone number that you used for creating your Twiddle account, you must update your account information through Settings within 3 calendar days to prevent from sending messages intended for you to someone else.
Third Party Services
The Service allows for access to services, features, or functionality that is operated by a third party (including but not limited to, social applications like Facebook and Instagram). We do not control such third party sites or services and are not responsible for the content or functionality of such sites or services. Each party’s terms govern the respective party’s relationship with you. Inclusion of any links does not imply any endorsement or association with other operators, and you accept that we are not responsible nor liable for anything that is done by you or for a third party’s terms or actions in connection with your use of their service.
We hope you remain a lifelong User, however you may terminate your use of the Service at any time and for any reason by deleting your account. Note that the deletion of the App from a device does not delete your account, profile, and User Content you have uploaded until then, which remains on the Service. To delete your account and profile, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take care of this for you, or -depending on the platform of your device- you may do this by yourself, please go to the section “profile settings” and chose the option “delete account”. You will be asked to type your password, to confirm the action. Upon deletion, your account and data will be deleted permanently from our servers and will not be possible to retrieve later.
We may suspend or terminate your use of and access to the Service at any time and for any reason, in our sole discretion. Such suspension or termination will be without prejudice. We also reserve the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of the Service, or all the Services altogether. We may take any of these actions at any time, without prior notice or liability. If there are any claims that we may have against you at that time, this action will not be deemed a waiver of these claims. Furthermore, we may impose additional new limits or restrictions for Using the Service, for instance we may deactivate User accounts due to prolonged inactivity, in such case we may also reclaim your username upon ten (10) days’ notice to you, using the email address provided with your account credentials.
Representations and Warranties
Third Party Disputes. ANY DISPUTE YOU MAY HAVE WITH ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING –BUT NOT LIMITED TO- A COPYRIGHT OWNER OR OTHER USER, ARISING BY YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, IS –TO THE FULLEST EXTENT LAW PERMITS- DIRECTLY BETWEEN YOU AND SUCH THIRD PARTY, AND YOU IRREVOCABLY RELEASE OUR COMPANY AND AFFILIATES FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES -ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL- OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH SUCH DISPUTES.
Attorneys Fees. If our Company is required to employ an attorney to enforce or interpret this Agreement, or due to any breach by you of this Agreement, we shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in connection with the prosecution or defense or arbitration of any action, including any appeal of the action, in addition to all other relief, so long as our Company is the party who successfully brings an action against the other party.
Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE SERVICE AND ANY CONTENT OR MATERIAL DISPLAYED ON IT IS PROVIDED WITHOUT ANY GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO ITS ACCURACY, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES RIGHTS. We try to provide good user experience, but we make no promises that we will succeed, and WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR THE UNAVAILABILITY OR FAILURE OF THE SERVICE, OR FOR DELAYS, OR INTERRUPTIONS OF DATA STREAM FROM WHATEVER CAUSE, OR FOR ERRORS, MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS. FURTHERMORE, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT ALL CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU OBTAIN ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL BE TRUE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, AND TIMELY, THAT THE SERVICE WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT DELAYS OR DISRUPTIONS, AND THAT WILL ALWAYS BE ERROR-FREE, SECURE, AND FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES. IF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE RESULTS IN A NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.
WE TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY AND ASSUME NO LIABILITY IN RELATION TO SOUNDS AND ANY OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE THAT IS PROVIDED BY USERS. YOU UNDERSTAND, ACCEPT AND AGREE THAT YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO CONTENT THAT MIGHT BE INAPPROPRIATE, OFFENSIVE, MISLEADING, OR OTHERWISE ILLEGAL, NONE OF WHICH WE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR.
WE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDE OUR LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THE SERVICE BY ANY PERSON, OR USE IN CONTRAVENTION OR BREACH OF THESE TERMS. YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CONTENT YOU UPLOAD TO THE SERVICE, AND THAT YOU USE THE SERVICE AND ANY CONTENT THEREON AT YOUR OWN RISK.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE COMPANY AND OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MANAGING MEMBERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, AS WELL AS OUR LICENSORS, AND SUPPLIERS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR MULTIPLE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA, LOSS OF USE, GOODWILL, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION RESULTING FROM, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR IN CONNECTION TO UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE, OR ALTERATION OF YOUR CONTENT, EVEN IF HAVING BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN ANY CASE YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE THAT YOUR REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH US IS TO TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE. IN NO EVENT OR CIRCUMSTANCE, THE COMPANY’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF ANY OTHER PARTIES, TO YOU EXCEED THE GREATER OF $100 USD OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US, IF ANY, IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS.
Arbitration, Jury Waiver, and Class-Action Waiver
If you have a concern, or in the event of a dispute, please speak to us. We want to address your concerns without needing a formal case. Before any action, you agree to try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting us at email@example.com . We’ll try to resolve the issue or dispute informally by contacting you. If the issue or dispute is not resolved within fifteen (15) business days of submission, you or Us may proceed to Arbitration as follows.
Arbitration Procedure. The party that seeks arbitration must send to the other party a written “Notice of Intent” to arbitrate, by a reputable courier service (or, via any other method available, including via e-mail). This Notice of Intent should be addressed to 1161 Mission Street, Office #502, San Francisco, CA 94103, Attn: Chief Executive Officer. It must describe the nature and the basis of the claim or dispute, as well as the specific relief sought. If the two parties do not reach an agreement that resolves the claim within 30 days after the Notice of Intent is received, either party may commence an arbitration proceeding, or file a claim in small claims court. Arbitration will be initiated through the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and will be governed by the AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules. For information regarding AAA rules and forms, please visit www.adr.org . The arbitration will be conducted in English, by a single neutral arbitrator, having primary place of business in San Francisco region in California, in accordance to the Rules as modified herein.
Additional Rules for Non-appearance Arbitration. It is hereby agreed that the arbitration will be conducted online, and/or by written submissions, the specific manner will be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration. The arbitration will not require any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless the parties mutually agree otherwise.
It is hereby agreed that any dispute will not be consolidated with any other matters or joined with any other cases or parties. All proceedings of the arbitration will be confidential, closed to the public, and all relating records will be permanently sealed, except as necessary to obtain court confirmation of the award of the arbitration. Excluding extraordinary conditions, the arbitrator will issue his or her decision within 120 days from his/her appointed, which is possible to extend for an additional 30 days in the interests of justice.
Waiver of Jury Trial and of Class Actions. YOU AND TWIDDLE INC. AGREE TO WAIVE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO GO TO COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY. FURTHERMORE, ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS BASIS. CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED JOINTLY OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER. If, however, this waiver of class or consolidated actions is deemed invalid or unenforceable, then the entirety of the mandatory arbitration section will be null and void.
Arbitration Agreement Survival. This arbitration agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with Twiddle, Inc.
Governing Law and Venue
Twiddle, Inc. has its registered office in California, while the development works take place in Greece, Europe.
The Company makes no representation that materials on the Service are appropriate, or lawful in any locations other than the USA. Any Users who choose to access and/or use the Service from locations outside the USA, do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if applicable. Access to the Service from jurisdictions where the Service or its contents and/or practices are illegal or unauthorized is strictly prohibited.
External Content / Sites
The Service may include hyperlinks to third-party content, advertising, or websites. You acknowledge and agree that the Company is not responsible for, and does not endorse any advertising, products, or resource, available from such resources or websites.
External Sites. The Service may contain links to, or the ability to share content or information -excluding Broadcast Content- with third party websites. The Company does not endorse any external sites, or content made available to such sites. You should contact these sites’ administrators directly if you have any concerns regarding content to be shared on these sites. The Company is not responsible for the content on such external sites, and you agree that the Company will have no liability to you arising from your use, engagement, exposure, or interaction with any external site(s).
If any provision of these Terms is found unenforceable, then that provision will be severed from these Terms and not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
These Terms make up the entire agreement between you and Twiddle Inc., and supersede any prior agreements.
We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.
You may not transfer any of your rights or obligations granted under these Terms without our written consent.
The Section headings are provided merely for convenience and will not be given any legal meaning.
If you would like to contact us with any comments, suggestions, questions or concerns, you may do so preferably by email at firstname.lastname@example.org , or otherwise by mail at Twiddle, Inc., 2100 Geng Rd, Suite 210, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA.
Open Source Software Twiddle contains certain open source software. Each item of open source software is subject to its own applicable license terms, which can be found at http://www.twiddle.me/Attributions .
you acknowledge that your license is limited to a non-transferable license to use the Application on Apple branded products that you own or control and as permitted by the Usage Rules set forth in the App Store Terms of Service;
you agree to comply with any applicable third party terms, when using the Application. You also agree that Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of these Terms, and that, upon your acceptance of these Terms, Apple will have the right to (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as the third party beneficiary thereof;
you acknowledge and agree that Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims you or any third party may have in relation to the Application and/ or the Services including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the Application fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.
you acknowledge and agree that, in the event of any third party claim that the Application or your possession and use of the Application infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, Apple is not responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim;
you acknowledge and agree that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Application. in the event of any failure of the Application to conform to any applicable warranty, you agree to notify Apple of such failure. Upon notification Apple will refund the purchase price for the Application (if any) to you; and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple has no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Application.
You hereby warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
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