LaunchHype Terms of Use

Last Updated Date: February 13, 2012

LaunchHype Terms of Use

Last Updated Date:  February 13, 2012

Welcome to LaunchHype! Blue Tide Productions, LLC (“Blue Tide”) provides LaunchHype, an online service that allows users to create, view and hype launches (the “Services”) through our website, accessible at www.launchhype.com (the “Site”), and our application for mobile devices (the “Application”).

Please read carefully the following terms and conditions (“Terms”) and our Privacy Policy, which may be found at http://launchhype.com/privacy. These Terms govern your access to and use of the Site, Application and Services and all Site Content (defined below). By using or visiting the LaunchHype website you signify your agreement to 1) these terms and conditions and 2) LaunchHype’s privacy notice found at http://launchhype.com/privacy.

Key Terms related to Content

“Content” means text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, information or other materials.

“LaunchHype Content” means all Content that Blue Tide makes available through the Site, Application or Service, including any Content licensed from a third party, but excluding Member Content.

“Member” means a person that completes Blue Tide account registration process, as described under “Account Registration” below.

“Member Content” means all Content that a Member posts, uploads, publishes, submits or transmits to be made available through the Site, Application or Services.

“Site Content” means Member Content and LaunchHype Content.

Certain areas of the Site and Application (and your access to or use of certain Services or Site Content) may have different terms and conditions posted or may require you to agree with and accept additional terms and conditions. If there is a conflict between these Terms and terms and conditions posted for a specific area of the Site, Application, Services, Site Content, the latter terms and conditions will take precedence with respect to your use of or access to that area of the Site, Application, Services or Site Content.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES OR BY POSTING ANY MEMBER CONTENT ON THE SITE, APPLICATION OR THROUGH THE SERVICES, YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH THE SITE AND APPLICATION. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES OR SITE CONTENT. If you accept or agree to these Terms on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these Terms and, in such event, “you” and “your” will refer and apply to that company or other legal entity.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN USING THE SERVICES, YOU WILL BE EXPOSED TO CONTENT FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES, AND THAT BLUETIDE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, SAFETY, OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF OR RELATING TO SUCH CONTENT. YOU FURTHER UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU MAY  BE EXPOSED TO CONTENT THAT IS INACCURATE, OFFENSIVE, INDECENT, OR OBJECTIONABLE, AND YOU AGREE TO WAIVE, AND HEREBY DO WAIVE, ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RIGHTS OR REMEDIES YOU HAVE OR MAY HAVE AGAINST BLUETIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO, AND, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS LAUNCHHYPE, ITS OWNERS, OPERATORS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, AND LICENSEES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW REGARDING ALL MATTERS RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.

Modification

Blue Tide reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, discontinue or terminate the Site, Application or Services or to modify these Terms, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms, we will post the modification on the Site or through the Application or provide you with notice of the modification. We will also update the “Last Updated Date” at the top of these Terms. By continuing to access or use the Site, Application or Services after we have posted a modification on the Site or via the Application or have provided you with notice of a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Site, Application and the Services.

How LaunchHype Works

After you have created an Account (defined below) to become a Member of LaunchHype, you may use the Services to create, view and hype launches. In order to create a launch, you may (i) upload images, music, graphic or videos from your computer by selecting the “Submit Launch” section of the Site. Please note that your launches will be publicly viewable by all visitors to the Site and Application. In order to hype the launches of other Members, you may search for other launches via the Site and Application and select the option to “hype” such launches.

Eligibility

You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into these terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. The Site, Application and Services are intended solely for persons who are 13 or older. Any access to or use of the Site, Application or Services by anyone under 13 is expressly prohibited. By accessing or using the Site, Application or Services you represent and warrant that you are 13 or older.

Account Registration

In order to access certain features of the Site, Application and Services and to post any Member Content on the Site, Application or through the Services, you must register to create an account (“Account”). You must register with LaunchHype through your account with certain third party social networking services, i.e.Facebook and Twitter (“SNS”). When you register through your SNS account, you will be asked to login to the Services using your SNS account credentials. Creating an Account for the first time via a SNS will prompt you to merge your LaunchHype and SNS accounts. By creating an Account via your account with an SNS, you are allowing LaunchHype to access your SNS account information and you are agreeing to abide by the applicable terms and conditions of your SNS in your use of the Services via such SNS. If you are not currently registered as a Member and you click to login with an SNS, you will first be asked to enter your SNS credentials and then be given the option to register and join LaunchHype. Members can automatically post recent activity back to the applicable SNS, and Members also have the option to disable the connection between their LaunchHype Account and SNS account at any time by accessing the SNS account and disconnecting access to the Services.

You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. Blue Tide reserves the right to suspend or terminate your Account if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, not current or incomplete. You are responsible for safeguarding your password. You agree not to disclose your password to any third party and to take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify Blue Tide of any unauthorized use of your Account.

Privacy

See our Privacy Policy at http://launchhype.com/privacy/ for information and notices concerning Blue Tide collection and use of your personal information.

Ownership

The Site, Application, Services and Site Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, Blue Tide and its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Site, Application, Services and Site Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Site, Application, Services or Site Content.

Site Content is provided to you AS IS. You may access Site Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Services and as permitted under these Terms of Service

Application License

If you decide to use the Application, subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of these Terms, Blue Tide grants you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license, without the right to sublicense, for you to install, access and use such Application on a mobile device that you own or control, solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes. Blue Tide reserves all rights in the Application not expressly granted to you by these Terms. If you download the Application from the iTunes store, you agree that you will only use the Application as permitted by the Usage Rules set forth in the Apple App Store Terms of Service, accessible at http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/appstore/us/terms.html.

LaunchHype Content and Member Content License

Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of these Terms, Blue Tide grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license, without the right to sublicense, to access, view, download and print any LaunchHype Content solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes. Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of these Terms, Blue Tide grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license, without the right to sublicense, to access and view any Member Content solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes. You will not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Site, Application, Services, or Site Content except as expressly permitted in these Terms. No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by Blue Tide or its licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in these Terms.

Member Content

We may, in our sole discretion, permit Members to post, upload, publish, submit or transmit Member Content. By making available any Member Content through the Site, Application or Services, you hereby grant to Blue Tide a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, access, view, and otherwise exploit such Member Content only on, through or by means of the Site, Application or Services. Blue Tide does not claim any ownership rights in any such Member Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit any such Member Content.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all Member Content that you make available through the Site, Application and Services. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that: (i) you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all Member Content that you make available through the Site, Application and Services or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to Blue Tide the rights in such Member Content, as contemplated under these Terms; and (ii) neither the Member Content nor your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of the Member Content or Blue Tides’ use of the Member Content (or any portion thereof) on, through or by means of the Site, Application and the Services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other proprietary or intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.

Feedback

We welcome and encourage you to provide feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Site, Application and Services (“Feedback”). You may submit Feedback by emailing us at [email protected] or through the “Contact Us” section of the Site. You acknowledge and agree that all Feedback will be the sole and exclusive property of Blue Tide and you hereby irrevocably assign to Blue Tide and agree to irrevocably assign to Blue Tide all of your right, title, and interest in and to all Feedback, including without limitation all worldwide patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, moral rights and other proprietary or intellectual property rights therein. At Blue Tides’ request and expense, you will execute documents and take such further acts as Blue Tide may reasonably request to assist Blue Tide to acquire, perfect, and maintain its intellectual property rights and other legal protections for the Feedback.

General Prohibitions

You agree not to do any of the following:

  •  You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Services or the Content without LaunchHype’s prior written authorization, unless BlueTide makes available the means for such distribution through functionality offered by the Services. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Services.
  • You agree not to access Site Content through any technology or means other than those explicitly authorized means BlueTide may designate.
  • You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots”, “spiders,” or “offline readers,” that accesses the Services in a manner that sends more request messages to the BlueTide servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser.
  • Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;
  • Use the Site, Application or Site Content for any commercial purpose or the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms;
  • Collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Site or Application from other users of the Site or Application without their express permission;

Blue Tide reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Site Content that Blue Tide, at its sole discretion, considers to be objectionable for any reason, in violation of these Terms or otherwise harmful to the Site, Application or Services.

Copyright Policy

Blue Tide follows copyright law and expects its users to do the same. Blue Tide has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of registered users or other account holders who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders. Please see Blue Tides’ Copyright Policy at http://launchhype.com/terms, for further information.

Termination and Account Cancellation

If you breach any of these Terms, Blue Tide will have the right to suspend or disable your Account or terminate these Terms, at its sole discretion and without prior notice to you. Blue Tide reserves the right to revoke your access to and use of the Site, Application, Services and Content at any time, with or without cause. You may cancel your Account at any time by sending an email to [email protected].

Disclaimers

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BLUETIDE, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES AND YOUR USE THEREOF. BLUETIDE MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SERVICES, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SERVICES, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICES. BLUETIDE DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ANY HYPERLINKED SERVICES OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND BLUETIDE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold BLUE TIDE, its officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your access to or use of the Site, Application, Services or Site Content, (ii) your Member Content, or (iii) your violation of these Terms.

Limitation of Liability

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES AND SITE CONTENT REMAINS WITH YOU. NEITHER BLUE TIDE NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES, SITE CONTENT , OR FROM ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES OR OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT BLUE TIDE HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

Proprietary Rights Notices

All trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations of Blue Tide used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blue Tide. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective parties.

Controlling Law and Jurisdiction

You agree that: (i) the Services shall be deemed solely based in Illinois; and (ii) the Services shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over BlueTide, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Illinois. These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any action with respect to the subject matter of these Terms shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Cook County, Illinois.

Entire Agreement

These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Blue Tide and you regarding the Site, Application, Services, Site Content, and Member Content and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between Blue Tide and you regarding the Site, Application, Services and Content.

Assignment

You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without Blue Tides’ prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. Blue Tide may assign or transfer these Terms, at its sole discretion, without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Notices

Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be in writing and given by Blue Tide (i) via email (in each case to the address that you provide) or (ii) by posting to the Site or via the Application. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

General

The failure of Blue Tide to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Blue Tide. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.

Contacting Blue Tide or LaunchHype

If you have any questions about these Terms or any questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Application, please contact us at [email protected].