Terms of Use

General Description

Welcome to Save The Music America ("STMA"). STMA is produced and owned by Save The Music America, Inc.. These Terms of Use (the "Terms") contain ground rules for your use of the Services (the "Services"). By accessing, using, or contributing to the Services, and in consideration for the Services provided to you, you agree to abide by the Terms.

STMA may change the Terms from time to time, at STMA's sole discretion. Your continued use of this website following the posting of such changes will constitute your assent to all such changes. Please periodically visit this section of the site to review the current version of the Terms. These Terms supersede any verbal changes and can only be modified by written agreement signed by an officer of STMA.

Account Registration

To utilize the Services, or certain portions thereof, you may be required to complete a registration and submission process and establish an STMA account. You represent and warrant that all information provided by you is current, accurate, and complete, and that you will maintain the accuracy and completeness of this information on a prompt, timely basis.

Password and Security

As a registered user of STMA , you may receive or establish one or more passwords. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your password(s) and STMA Account(s). You understand and agree that you a fully responsible for all actions and postings made from your STMA Account(s). Any accounts you are create are not transferrable. You agree to notify the STMA immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your STMA Account(s).

Content

The Services are provided solely for informational use. You may repost, or redisplay any material from this website for other informational purposes provided however that you may redisplay the title, author and/or abstract for an individual document included in the STMA site, you may cite or quote individual STMA usage statistics, rankings, citations, and similar information with acknowledgment of the source, date, and URL for this information.

Contributed Content

Contributed content should be relevant to the subject scope of STMA. Content may not be illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable. STMA does regularly review contributed content, but STMA has the right (though not the obligation) to remove, without notice, any content posted which we consider, for any reason, to violate these Terms or to be outside the subject scope of the Services. STMA may terminate any account, with or without notice, for posting such content.

Copyright and Trade Marks

Any person who provides any material for inclusion on STMA is responsible for ensuring that this material does not violate other parties' copyright or other proprietary rights and does not otherwise violate law or applicable STMA policy. As part of its general right to remove material, STMA reserves the right in its sole discretion to delete or make inaccessible files that do or may contain material that violates law, or applicable STMA policy, or the rights of third parties.

License to STMA

Users grant to STMA a limited, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, revocable license to display information. By contributing content to STMA, you grant STMA a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, revocable license to use your content in connection with the Services, including, without limitation, the rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, print, allow others to print, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, and reformat your digital and non-digital content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work.

STMA Ownership and Rights

All materials on STMA are the copyright of STMA or are reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. All rights are reserved. The materials on this web site may be retrieved and downloaded solely for personal non-commercial use. No materials may otherwise be copied, modified, published, broadcast or otherwise distributed. Save The Music America, Save The Music America, Inc., SaveTheMusicAmerica.com, STMA and/or any other names of products or services provided by STMA or referred to on this web site are either trademarks or registered trademarks of STMA.

Termination

STMA reserves the right to terminate your STMA Account or restrict access to your STMA Account, or to delete any content posted through your STMA Account, with or without notice, for any or for no reason.

Community Participation Browsing

You understand that the information made available via the Website are the work of individual authors and do not necessarily represent the view of STMA. STMA assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, suitability, or completeness of any content provided.

Linking

You understand that STMA has not and cannot review all material made available through websites linked or linking to any part of this site. You also understand that no such linking implies in any way that the STMA endorses or is affiliated with any third-party website. You agree that the STMA bears no responsibility or liability for any content accessed or harm caused from any third-party website.

User Representations and Warranties

By posting any content, you represent and warrant that you have all right, title, and interest to such posted content, including but not limited to any consent, authorization, release, clearance or license from any third party (such as, but not limited to, any release related to rights of privacy or publicity) necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content, and that posting such content does not violate or constitute the infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of privacy, right of publicity, moral rights, or other intellectual property right recognized by any applicable jurisdiction of any person or entity, or otherwise constitute the breach of any agreement with any other person or entity. You represent and warrant that you will not use any software, which sends repeated queries to STMA, or otherwise send automated queries of any sort to STMA. You further represent and warrant that you are who you say you are, that you have not submitted fictitious, false or inaccurate information about yourself, and that all information contained in the posted content is true and your own work or work you are authorized to submit, and that the posted content does not contain any threatening, harassing, libelous, false, defamatory, offensive, obscene, or pornographic, material, or other material that would violate any other applicable law or regulation. You agree that you will not knowingly and with intent to defraud provide material and misleading information. You represent and warrant that the content you supply does not violate the Terms.

Indemnities

You acknowledge and agree to indemnify and hold STMA, their affiliates, officers, employees and agents, harmless, including costs and attorneys' fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of STMA or the Services, your violation of these Terms, or the infringement by you or made under your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

General Terms

Modifications

STMA reserves the right to change, at any time, at our sole discretion, the Terms under which these Services are offered. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your agreement to all such Terms.

Termination of Service

STMA disclaims all responsibility and liability for the availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services or any software provided through the Services. STMA reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Services or access to the Services without any notice at any time and without any liability to you.

Extent of Terms

The Terms apply to use of and contribution to STMA and any account provided therefore. STMA may operate additional projects or services that require separate or additional terms. Such different terms are made available through the individual project or service and are not addressed further herein.

No Waiver of Terms

Failure of STMA to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY and LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES

STMA IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. STMA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE SITE'S OPERATION OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, STMA HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. STMA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOU USE THIS SITE SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL STMA OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF USE DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SITE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS OPERATION, ITS CONTENTS OR THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN, OR THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY OTHER SITE LINKED TO THE SITE, OR ANY CONTENT CONTAINED IN ANY SUCH SITE, OR THESE TERMS, OR THE PRIVACY POLICY APPLICABLE TO THIS SITE) EVEN IF STMA, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IN SUCH STATES. THE RESPECTIVE LIABILITY OF SSEP, ITS SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. This exclusion and limitation only applies to the extent permitted by law and is without prejudice to any express provisions to the contrary in any written license or subscription agreement from STMA in respect of the use of any online service provided via this web site.

Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting our website. The Save The Music America, Inc. website at www.savethemusicamerica.org (the “Site”) is a copyrighted work belonging to Save The Music America dba Save The Music America, Inc. and/or the contributors, and other media which we have embedded on the site www.SaveTheMusicAmerica.org for informational purposes. Save The Music America grants you the right to use the Site subject to the terms and conditions (the “Terms of Use”) set forth in the following paragraphs. BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY HALT YOUR USE OF THE SITE.

Modifications

Save The Music America reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to revise the terms and conditions by updating this Online Privacy Policy. It is your responsibility to periodically review this Online Privacy Policy for changes. Following the posting of changes, your use of the Site means you accept and agree to the changes.

About Save The Music America and Privacy

It is a priority at Save The Music America to protect the confidentiality of our customers’ and users’ personal information. This Online Privacy Policy is provided inform you of how we manage this responsibility. This policy deals with the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information that may be gathered by Save The Music America during your interactions with this website.

We take your Internet privacy very seriously. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. Please take a moment to review the following notices to learn more about our information collection practices, including what information is collected, how the information is used, to whom we disclose the information, and how we protect your personal information.

About the Information that we Collect

At the Save The Music America website, you can learn about us, view the resources and information offered, participate, and/or request information. In certain areas of this website, we may ask you to voluntarily provide us with personal information. The kinds of personal information that we may request include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, cellular phone number, credit card information, and information regarding your interests in a variety of products, programs, and services. All such information will be used in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Why We Collect This Information

Save The Music America collects your personal information to provide quality information and services. Your personal information allows us to effectively maintain and customize your experience on our website. In addition, your personal information enables us to respond to your requests and purchases, communicate with you about current promotions, and pass along current and important information about Save The Music America and our mission.

How We Use Information About You

Save The Music America takes your privacy very seriously. We do not sell or rent your personal information to others.We restrict the use of any information you might provide for the following: to improve and administer the website; respond to your requests; customize your experience on our website; communicate with you about promotions or information we think will be of interest to you. We may also use the information that you provide for internal company strategy planning and market research purposes. We will not knowingly share information provided by you with anyone except as required or permitted by applicable law. However, we cannot guarantee secure data transmission over the Internet. While it is our intent to maintain the privacy of the information you transmit through our website, we cannot guarantee such information will remain confidential or secure.We may disclose personally identifiable information to governmental or judicial authorities, law enforcement authorities, or to other individuals or entities in response to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process. We may also disclose such information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law. Additionally, we may transfer personal information if we are acquired by, or merged with, another entity.

Collection of Information By Third-Party Sites

This policy only applies to your use of the Save The Music America website. Although the Save The Music America website contains links to other sites, such other sites are governed by their own privacy policies, and we are not responsible for their operations and practices. We do not disclose any personal information to any linked sites. You are encouraged to read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

How We Protect Your Information

At Save The Music America, we take all precautions including administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard your personal information. To ensure your personal information is secure, our policy guidelines are communicated to our employees and strictly enforced within the company. In addition, we employ the best current Internet security technology to preserve your privacy rights on our website and in all aspects of electronic commerce.

Cookies and Other Technical Information

We may send “cookies” to your computer in order to enhance your online experience. Cookies are files that can identify your computer, and store your personal preferences as well as other technical information. Cookies can be permanent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser). Information gathered through cookies may include information such as the time and date of visits, the length of the visits, and the web sites visited before and after our website. You are not obligated to accept a cookie from the Save The Music America website, and you may adjust your browser to disable the use of cookies. Be aware that disabling cookies might prevent you from accessing some of our website content.

Notification of Changes to Privacy Policy

This policy is effective and may be updated or modified at any time. You are encouraged to review this policy periodically to make sure that you’re aware of any changes.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the Save The Music America Online Privacy Policy or would like to exercise any of the rights given under this policy, you may email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to us at:

Save The Music America, Inc.
Attn: Internet Marketing Services
9 Music Square South #210
Nashville, TN 37203

STMA Mission Statement

Save the Music America is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public and create awareness of intellectual property protection and copyright laws.

STMA provides effective ways to counteract illegal downloading of music and media through awareness campaigns designed to capture the hearts and minds of America’s music fans.

The goal is to produce future generations with a conscience, preserving the arts and the constitutional rights of people within the creative industries, as well as the history of American music.

 

Save The Music America Inc. - a 501(c)3 Foundation

 

 

Piracy Education

Education in 2 groups:

  1. The first group, ages 13-28, is those that may already be acquiring digital music illegally. According to the RIAA, approximately 30 billion songs were illegally downloaded from 2004-2009 on file-sharing networks, with a loss of over 2 billion dollars. This group will be the target for media which is designed to influence potential offenders and deliver a powerful message on the harmful effect their actions are having on real people within the industry. These messages will drive home the reality that not everyone that works within the industry is wealthy, and real people are being severely affected.
  2. The second group is those aged 5-12. Save the Music America is developing programs to pre-educate them to build solid ethical and moral values toward music and the social impacts of properly supporting the industry.

STMA has already begun the staffing process and will soon be drafting curricula to educate and inform children and young adults of the dangers of illegal file sharing and downloading. Dr. Vincent Spinosa has committed to assist SMTA in creating viable educational educational programs to meet our long term objectives. These programs will be designed to work within the framework of school systems in social studies classrooms, civic groups, and private organizations which participate in community outreach. STMA believes that educating children in the present will impact the way they perceive and react to the temptations of illegal downloading in the future. Although STMA is geared toward the music industry, we will also collaborate with the film and publishing industries to help with the growing devastation these industries are experiencing as well.

Who: Children 5-12 and teens/young adults aged 13-28.

What: School programs at the elementary, middle and high school, and college levels, as well as community adult education. Media-based tools in the form of televsion programiing with concerts and testimonials, PSA's, high-quality educational DVD’s, coloring books, fliers, questionnaires, bumper stickers, and alternative promotional tools

When: STMA is currently pursuing partnerships with virtually all available resources: industry associations, performing rights organizations, and educators to provide a definitive resource for piracy education.

Where: Virtually all schools in the U.S., grade schools through high schools, colleges and universities. National, regional, and local outreaches in cities and communities across the country. National, regional, and local media campaigns and a global web presence.

Why: To influence the attitudes of music consumers toward individual ethical accountability, with a goal of producing future generations conscientious of the preservation of American music and media.

How: Through industry-related events, corporate sponsorships, grants, donations, and fund-raising concerts to generate funding for content production and national media buys.

 

Save The Music America INC - a 501(c)3 Foundation

STMA Piracy Awareness

STMA Piracy Awareness Campaigns Public Service Announcements: National television spots will drive home the realities now threatening the future of music. These messages will focus on the 12 billion dollars in lost revenues, the 70,000 industry-associated jobs lost, and the impact that 95% illegal file sharing has on the digital music sector of the industry. Because almost all illegal downloading and file sharing occurs without the perpetrator ever seeing the victim's face, STMA will also create national and regional spots depicting tragic stories of artists, songwriters, and industry professionals who have been harmed by illegal downloading. Our goal is to appeal to the hearts and minds of those that are participating in the destruction of the industry and dimming the future of music innovation in America. STMA also hosts a feature-packed website designed specifically to create awareness of illegal filesharing and educate the public on intellectual property rights. The website www.savethemusicamerica.org hosts a variety of articles, media, and artist support messages which can be freely shared by all.

Who: STMA has begun to organize and recruit industry professionals and celebrity artists who have a story to tell about music piracy and its detrimental affect on the industry.

What: STMA awareness campaigns are designed to educate the public and familiarize consumers with the impact illegal piracy has on the American music industry, and to offer solution-based programming and materials to stimulate long term change.

When: Currently in production are PSA’s with Willie Nelson band members Bee Spears and Mickey Raphael, and successful musician/producer/songwriters Kevin Grantt and Wayne Killius. Commitments from several highly successful writers (to be announced).

Where: Through mass media outlets, focused television ad campaigns, and internet social media outlets, reaching out to a national audience as well as cultivating local and regional outreaches in cities, communities, and schools.

Why: To influence the attitudes of music consumers toward individual ethical accountability, with the goal of producing future generations conscientious of the preservation of American music and media.

How: Through industry-related events, corporate sponsorships, grants, donations, and fund-raising concerts to generate funding for content production and national media buys.

If you would like to assist STMA in any way with future awareness campaigns please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Save The Music America INC - a 501(c)3 Foundation

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