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Soundhype (also referred to herein as the “Site”) is an online competition platform that helps connect artists looking to promote their music with social media creators looking to monetize their content through creator competitions. “User” means any visitor to the Site, and may be an Artist or a Creator. “Winning Creator” means any creator that wins a "Competition Prize" (as further described in Section 1.2 below).
1.2 Creator Competition
An Artist can organize and fund a Creator Competition to see which Creator can get the most combined "likes" on social media videos featuring the "Competition's Song". The Competition's Song is selected by the Artist and the Competition’s Song must be available on major digital distribution platforms. To submit a Creator Competition, an Artist must enter certain personal information, such as, first name, last name, email, Artist name, Competition’s Song name, and prize amount ($50 USD minimum). The Artist will set a Creator Competition expiration date and time, as well as the prize distribution amongst the Competition Prizes and bonus likes criteria. The Artist can use the set rules or submit their own custom rule-set.
Any Creator with a social media account on a social media platform supported by Soundhype may participate in a Creator Competition. Creators who choose to enter a Creator Competition may enter by using the Competition's Song in a public post on a social media platform supported by Soundhype. The Artist’s song must be heard clearly in the Creator’s submitted social media post, according to Soundhype’s sole judgment. The Creator must submit the link to the post, respective social media handle, an email address and their first name. The Creator needs this information to contact competition winners and give instructions for the Creator to claim their prize. Creators may also process this personal data for future remarketing purposes, solely in connection to The Artist. Soundhype reserves the right to disqualify and remove any post that they feel violates the rules or integrity of the competition, is inappropriate, or for any other reason they see fit.
Every Soundhype Competition may include the following Competition Prizes.:
1) The Creator(s) whose posts combine to receive the most likes on their respective platform plus any additional bonus likes they have earned,
2) The Creator with less than 100,000 followers on their respective social media platform whose posts combine to receive the most likes on their respective platform plus any additional bonus likes they have earned.
3) The “Most Creative”, "Best Dance", "Best POV", "Best Lip Sync" prizes are awarded to the Creator(s) that showcase the Soundhype Competition’s song in their video(s) in the most thoughtful, effortful, and creative manner. Every Creator is only eligible to win one prize. Bonus likes are awarded according to criteria set by Soundhype and the Artist on the Artist’s competition page.
To be eligible for a Competition Prize, the Creator must submit their posts prior to the competition's end date listed on the associated competition page. A Creator can enter a Soundhype competition with 2 posts per day. Each post needs at least 50 likes to be counted towards the total likes of each Creator. A Creator is eligible for one prize per social media account and up to 2 prizes total. No purchase is necessary to participate in a competition as a Creator. The total number of likes that a Creator has is calculated by tallying the number of likes that each of their submitted posts received on their respective social media platforms plus any awarded bonus likes. Soundhype uses third party API integrations to automatically track metrics from social media platforms and is not responsible for any mathematical error in determining the Winning Creators.
Creators acknowledge that they will be solely responsible for acting in accordance with their countries' respective advertisting laws. If their country requires that their posts are labeled in some fashion as either an advertisement or contest entry, it is up to the Creator to do so.
1.3 Partner Integrations
Soundhype may partner with third party websites, platforms, and parties that wish to integrate with Soundhype. Creators who choose to enter our competitions will be subject to these Terms of Services. Creators acknowledge and agree that Soundhype may make their information available to our third party partners.
2. Payment Terms
The following terms apply to Artists and Creators who have won a Competition Prize in a Creator Competition.
Artists fund each Creator Competition by sending the Competition Prize to Soundhype through PayPal. Soundhype holds the Competition Prize until the end of the Creator Competition. Soundhype pays Winning Creators the prize amount in EUR displayed on the competition's page Customer less a 10% fee to account for Soundhype services and third-party payment transferring fees. By entering a Creator Competition, Creators agree to receive an email after the competition ends, informing them that they have won. Included in the email is a link to a form which asks for the Creator to link a PayPal account to the Creator’s Preffy profile. Available winnings are reflected in the Creator’s Preffy profile. Preffy will make its best effort to pay the Competition Winners via PayPal within 24 hours of the Creator filling out the form. If the Creator does not fill out the form or request payout via their profile page within 30 days of the Creator Competition's end date, the Creator will forfeit their earnings. Preffy may change the payment service provider at any time.
Creators acknolwedge that they will be solely responsible for the payment and reporting of all taxes which they will be responsible for in any jurisdiction arising from their Soundhype earnings. Soundhype is not responsible for collecting, reporting, paying, or remitting any such taxes to you or any other party.
4. User Data
4.1 User Data
We will maintain certain data that you transmit to the Site for the purpose of managing the performance of the Site, as well as data relating to your use of the Site. Although we perform regular routine backups of data, you are solely responsible for all data that you transmit or that relates to any activity you have undertaken using the Site. You agree that we shall have no liability to you for any loss or corruption of any such data, and you hereby waive any right of action against us arising from any such loss or corruption of such data.
4.2 User Content
The Site may invite you to chat, contribute to, or participate in blogs, message boards, online forums, and other functionality, and may provide you with the opportunity to create, submit, post, display, transmit, perform, publish, distribute, or broadcast content and materials to us or on the Site, including but not limited to text, writings, video, audio, photographs, graphics, comments, suggestions, or personal information or other material (collectively, "Contributions"). Contributions may be viewable by other users of the Site and through third-party websites. As such, any Contributions you transmit may be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. When you create or make available any Contributions, you thereby represent and warrant that:
1. The creation, distribution, transmission, public display, or performance, and the accessing, downloading, or copying of your Contributions do not and will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or moral rights of any third party.
4. Your Contributions are not false, inaccurate, or misleading.
5. Your Contributions are not unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, pyramid schemes, chain letters, spam, mass mailings, or other forms of solicitation.
6. Your Contributions are not obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, libelous, slanderous, or otherwise objectionable (as determined by us).
7. Your Contributions do not ridicule, mock, disparage, intimidate, or abuse anyone.
8. Your Contributions are not used to harass or threaten (in the legal sense of those terms) any other person and to promote violence against a specific person or class of people.
9. Your Contributions do not violate any applicable law, regulation, or rule.
10. Your Contributions do not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party.
11. Your Contributions do not contain any material that solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner.
12. Your Contributions do not violate any applicable law concerning child pornography, or otherwise intended to protect the health or well-being of minors.
13. Your Contributions do not include any offensive comments that are connected to race, national origin, gender, sexual preference, or physical handicap.
4.3 User Registration
5. Contribution License
By posting your Contributions to any part of the Site or making Contributions accessible to the Site by linking your account from the Site to any of your social networking accounts, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to us an unrestricted, unlimited, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, fully-paid, worldwide right, and license to host, use, copy, reproduce, disclose, sell, resell, publish, broadcast, retitle, archive, store, cache, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, transmit, excerpt (in whole or in part), and distribute such Contributions (including, without limitation, your image, name, and likeness) for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Contributions, and grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing (the "License"). Our use and distribution may occur in any media formats and through any media channels. This License will apply to any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed, and includes our use of your name, likesness, company name, and franchise name, as applicable, and any of the trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, and personal and commercial images you provide. You waive all moral rights in your Contributions, and you warrant that moral rights have not otherwise been asserted in your Contributions.
We do not assert any ownership over your Contributions. You retain full ownership of all of your Contributions and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your Contributions. We are not liable for any statements or representations in your Contributions provided by you in any area on the Site. You are solely responsible for your Contributions to the Site and you expressly agree to exonerate us from any and all responsibility and to refrain from any legal action against us regarding your Contributions. We do not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on the Site and we will remove all of your Contributions if properly notified that such Contribution infringes another's intellectual property rights. We have the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, (1) to edit, redact, or otherwise change any Contributions; (2) to re-categorize any Contributions to place them in more appropriate locations on the Site; and (3) to pre-screen or delete any Contributions at any time and for any reason, without notice. We have no obligation to monitor your Contributions.
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8. Intellectual Property Rights
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10. DMCA Notice
We respect the intellectual property of others and expect the users of our Site to do the same. It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. This page describes the information that should be present in these notices. It is designed to make submitting notices of alleged infringement as straightforward as possible. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible via sites or services hosted or served by our servers, please notify us, as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA"). For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information in writing:
1. An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
2. Identification in sufficient detail of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
5. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law; and
6. A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.
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