AlbumExposure.com - Terms of Service

AlbumExposure.com is an album presentation service that allows Photographers to create online album portfolios for review and comment by their clients. The services offered by AlbumExposure.com ("AlbumExposure.com" or "we") include the AlbumExposure.com website (the "AlbumExposure Website"), and any other features, content, or applications offered from time to time by AlbumExposure.com in connection with the AlbumExposure Website (collectively, the "AlbumExposure Services"). The AlbumExposure Services are hosted in the U.S.

This Terms of Service Agreement ("Agreement") sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of the AlbumExposure Services. By using the AlbumExposure Services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are a "User" (which means that you have been provided with access to the AlbumExposure Website by a Member) or you are a "Member" (which means that you have registered and paid for an account with AlbumExposure.com). You are only authorized to use the AlbumExposure Services (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and to this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully and save it. If you do not agree with it, you should leave the AlbumExposure Website and discontinue use of the AlbumExposure Services immediately. If you wish to become a Member, and make use of the AlbumExposure Services, you must read this Agreement and indicate your acceptance during the Registration process.

This Agreement includes AlbumExposure.com's policy for acceptable use of the AlbumExposure Services and Content posted on the AlbumExposure Website, your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of the AlbumExposure Services and AlbumExposure.com's Privacy Policy. In order to participate in certain AlbumExposure Services, you may be notified that you are required to download software or content and/or agree to additional terms and conditions. Unless otherwise provided by the additional terms and conditions applicable to the AlbumExposure Services in which you choose to participate, those additional terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement.

AlbumExposure.com may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting by AlbumExposure.com on the AlbumExposure Website. You agree to be bound to any changes to this Agreement when you use the AlbumExposure Services after any such modification is posted. It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

Albums may not include the following items: any photographs containing nudity, or obscene, lewd, excessively violent, harassing, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable subject matter. AlbumExposure.com assumes no responsibility or liability for this material should it be available online despite this prohibition.

AlbumExposure.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any albums by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the AlbumExposure Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.

1. Eligibility

Use of and Membership in the AlbumExposure Services is void where prohibited. By using the AlbumExposure Services, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are 18 years of age or older; and (d) your use of the AlbumExposure Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation.

2. Term

This service is provided on an annual subscription basis. This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the AlbumExposure Services or are a Member. Even after Membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect, including sections 5-15.

3. Fees

AlbumExposure charges fees for various services including but not limited to the annual subscription services, premium download packages, setup, installation, and/or support). Fees for AlbumExposure Services must be pre-paid using an approved credit/debit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express (“Elevation” will be listed as the vendor on your statement). You acknowledge that AlbumExposure.com reserves the right to change its fees from time to time in its discretion. If AlbumExposure.com terminates your Membership because you have breached the Agreement, you shall not be entitled to the refund of any unused portion of subscription fees.

4. Password(s)

When you sign up, and when creating new albums, you will also be asked to choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords. You agree not to use the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password by sending an e-mail to support@albumexposure.com. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.

5. Proprietary Rights of Content on AlbumExposure.com

A) AlbumExposure.com does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, or any other materials (collectively, "Content") that you post to the AlbumExposure Services. After posting your Content to the AlbumExposure Services, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content, and you continue to have the right to use your Content in any way you choose. By displaying or publishing any Content on or through the AlbumExposure Services, you hereby grant to AlbumExposure.com a limited license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content solely on and through the AlbumExposure Services.

Without this license, AlbumExposure.com would be unable to provide the AlbumExposure Services. For example, without the right to modify Member Content, AlbumExposure.com would not be able to digitally compress music files that Members submit or otherwise format Content to satisfy technical requirements, and without the right to publicly perform Member Content, AlbumExposure.com could not allow Users to listen to music posted by Members. The license you grant to AlbumExposure.com is non-exclusive (meaning you are free to license your Content to anyone else in addition to AlbumExposure.com), fully-paid and royalty-free (meaning that AlbumExposure.com is not required to pay you for the use on the AlbumExposure Services of the Content that you post), sublicensable (so that AlbumExposure.com is able to use its affiliates and subcontractors such as Internet content delivery networks to provide the AlbumExposure Services), and worldwide (because the Internet and the AlbumExposure Services are global in reach). This license will terminate at the time you remove your Content from the AlbumExposure Services. The license does not grant AlbumExposure.com the right to sell your Content, nor does the license grant AlbumExposure.com the right to distribute your Content outside of the AlbumExposure Services.

B) You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through the AlbumExposure Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, and (ii) the posting of your Content on or through the AlbumExposure Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Content posted by you to or through the AlbumExposure Services.

C) The AlbumExposure Services contain Content of AlbumExposure.com ("AlbumExposure.com Content"). AlbumExposure.com Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and AlbumExposure.com owns and retains all rights in the AlbumExposure.com Content and the AlbumExposure Services. AlbumExposure.com hereby grants you a limited, revocable, nonsublicensable license to reproduce and display the AlbumExposure.com Content (excluding any software code) solely for your use in connection with viewing the AlbumExposure Website and using the AlbumExposure Services.

D) The AlbumExposure Services contain Content of Members and other AlbumExposure.com licensors. Except for Content posted by you, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any Content appearing on or through the AlbumExposure Services.

6. Content Posted.

AlbumExposure.com may delete any Content that in the sole judgment of AlbumExposure.com violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any person. AlbumExposure.com assumes no responsibility for monitoring the AlbumExposure Services for inappropriate Content or conduct. If at any time AlbumExposure.com chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the AlbumExposure Services, AlbumExposure.com nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting any such Content.

You are solely responsible for the Content that you post on or through any of the AlbumExposure Services, and any material or information that you transmit and for your interactions with other Users. AlbumExposure.com does not endorse and has no control over the Content. Content is not necessarily reviewed by AlbumExposure.com prior to posting and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of AlbumExposure.com. AlbumExposure.com makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Content or to the accuracy and reliability of the Content or any material or information that you transmit to other Users.

7. Content/Activity Prohibited.

The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the AlbumExposure Services. AlbumExposure.com reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in AlbumExposure.com's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending Content from the AlbumExposure Services and terminating the Membership of such violators. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to Content that, in the sole discretion of AlbumExposure.com:

  1. is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
  2. harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
  3. exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
  4. contains nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;
  5. promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
  6. promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated images or photographs, or providing pirated;
  7. includes a photograph of another person that you have posted without that person's consent; or

The following is a partial list of the kind of activity that is illegal or prohibited on the AlbumExposure Website and through your use of the AlbumExposure Services. AlbumExposure.com reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in AlbumExposure.com's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to:

  1. criminal or tortious activity, including child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets;
  2. interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the AlbumExposure Services or the networks or services connected to the AlbumExposure Services;
  3. attempting to impersonate another Member or person;
  4. 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;
  5. selling or otherwise transferring your account;
  6. using the AlbumExposure Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

8. Copyright Policy.

You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is the policy of AlbumExposure.com to terminate Membership privileges of any Member who repeatedly infringes the copyright rights of others upon receipt of proper notification to AlbumExposure.com by the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the AlbumExposure Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the AlbumExposure Services; (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a written 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; (vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. AlbumExposure.com's Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows: Copyright Agent, AlbumExposure, a division of Elevation Consulting Inc., 151 Kalmus Drive #B100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; Facsimile: (714) 276-1469; Attn: Copyright Agent; and email: support@AlbumExposure.com.

9. Privacy.

Use of the AlbumExposure Services is also governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

10. Disclaimers.

AlbumExposure.com is not responsible for any incorrect, inaccurate, or unauthorized Content posted on the AlbumExposure Website or in connection with the AlbumExposure Services, whether caused by Members or Users of the AlbumExposure Services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the AlbumExposure Services. AlbumExposure.com is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any Users or Members of the AlbumExposure Services. AlbumExposure.com assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User or Member communication. AlbumExposure.com is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of the AlbumExposure Services or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Users or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the AlbumExposure Services. Under no circumstances shall AlbumExposure.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from use of the AlbumExposure Services, from any Content posted on or through the AlbumExposure Services, or from the conduct of any Users of the AlbumExposure Services, whether online or offline. The AlbumExposure Services are provided "AS-IS" and as available and AlbumExposure.com expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. AlbumExposure.com cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the AlbumExposure Services.

11. Limitation on Liability.

IN NO EVENT SHALL ALBUMEXPOSURE.COM BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF ALBUMEXPOSURE.COM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, ALBUMEXPOSURE.COM'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO ALBUMEXPOSURE.COM FOR THE ALBUMEXPOSURE SERVICES DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP.

12. U.S. Export Controls.

Software available in connection with the AlbumExposure Services (the "Software") is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the AlbumExposure Services or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of U.S. export laws. Downloading or using the Software is at your sole risk.

13. Disputes.

If there is any dispute about or involving the AlbumExposure Services, you agree that the dispute shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, USA, without regard to conflict of law provisions and you agree to exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of the United States located in the State of California, County of Orange. Either AlbumExposure.com or you may demand that any dispute between AlbumExposure.com and you about or involving the AlbumExposure Services must be settled by arbitration utilizing the dispute resolution procedures of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) in Orange County, California, USA, provided that the foregoing shall not prevent AlbumExposure.com from seeking injunctive relief in a court of competent jurisdiction.

14. Indemnity.

You agree to indemnify and hold AlbumExposure.com, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the AlbumExposure Services in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above and/or if any Content that you post on the AlbumExposure Website or through the AlbumExposure Services causes AlbumExposure.com to be liable to another.

15. Other.

This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the AlbumExposure Website or any of the AlbumExposure Services and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and AlbumExposure.com regarding the use of the AlbumExposure Services. The failure of AlbumExposure.com to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. AlbumExposure is a Registered Trademark of Elevation Consulting, Inc. This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Please contact us with any questions regarding this Agreement.