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this week in startups terms of services

  1. Hello! Gutentag! Hola!

Welcome to the Terms of Service for ThisWeekInStartups.com (“TWIST”). TWIST is an online television network. This is an agreement (“Agreement”) between Launch Media, LLC a California company (“Launch Media”), the owner and operator of TWIST (the “Site” and any “Services” including our videos) and you (“you” or “your” or “user(s)”), a user of the Site and Service.

Throughout this document, the words “TWIST,”  “us,”  “we,” “awesome amazing people” and “our,” refer to our company, Launch Media, LLC, and our website, ThisWeekInStartups.com, or our Service, This Week In Startups.

 

By using our Site and Service you acknowledge and agree to these terms and agree to be bound by this Agreement and the Privacy Policy. This Agreement like an awkward thirteen year old may change from time to time.  We ask that you check back for any changes as your continued use of our Site constitutes acceptance to these changes. 

 

We really don’t want to receive any nasty voicemails from your mother asking us why you know so much about HTML5. Therefore, you must be over the age of 13 to use TWIST.

 

  1. TWIST Description of Service

Launch Media, LLC is a web television network covering a wide variety of topics from tech to entertainment. Produced out of our Santa Monica studio, our web shows feature guest experts, founders, movie stars, comedians, technologists and CEOs — all keeping you up to speed on what’s happening this week with a fast and funny style. Informative and entertaining, TWIST is the place for whatever your interests may be.

  1.  Your Responsibilities

We’d like you to think of TWIST as your home away from home, this being your second home, please be reasonable and respectful.  While using TWIST:

  1. You agree to act within the bounds of common decency when using our website;
    1. You agree not to misappropriate any of our intellectual property;
    2. You agree not to violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to TWIST;
    3. You agree not to interfere with or disrupt TWIST;
    4. You agree not to hack, spam or phish us;
      1. You agree not to be an online troll;
      2. You agree to not violate any law or regulation and you are solely responsible for such violations;
      3. You agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, reverse engineer, grant a security interest in, or otherwise transfer any right to any videos, intellectual property or our Site;
      4. You agree not to cause or aid in the cause of the destruction, manipulation, removal, disabling, or impairment of any portion of our website, including the de-indexing or de-caching of any portion of our website from a thirty party’s website, such as by requesting its removal from a search engine;

We may suspend or revoke your access if you fail to abide by these rules or at our discretion.

  1. Your Use of TWIST

Please don’t be a freeloader as we work very hard to come up with entertaining programming for you. You agree not to distribute any videos or content found on our Site and Service without our prior written authorization.

We grant you a revocable, non-exclusive license to access our Site and to use any of our Services including any videos. This license is subject to both the Agreement and the Privacy Policy. We may revoke your access if you do not adhere to either this Agreement or Privacy Policy and we reserve the right to terminate your access at our discretion at any time without explanation.  Any failure by us to terminate your access does not act as a waiver of your conduct.

  1. User Posting on TWIST

At TWIST we love the 1st Amendment and appreciate any posting of comments.  However, as TWIST is meant for users 13 years of age and older, we ask you to please behave and ask you not to swear like a sailor. We cannot possibly monitor all comments and we do not guarantee validity, accuracy or legal status of any comments. You also understand that you may be exposed to a variety of content on TWIST, most of which you will find awesome but some of which you may find objectionable.

  1. Our Videos

We’re like MTV; we don’t play any music videos.  However, you will find a diverse array of topics being discussed on our shows including music. As such, we encourage our hosts and guests to participate in intelligent, humorous, entertaining and thoughtful discourse.  With that being said you understand that TWIST does not endorse or support any opinions or claims made by our hosts or their guests.  Additionally, our shows and videos are meant for general informational purposes only.

  1. Intellectual Property Rights

We understand that imitation is the highest form of flattery, but please don’t copy anything you find on our Site. The design of the TWIST, our videos along with TWIST created text, scripts, graphics, interactive features and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein, are owned by or licensed to TWIST, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States, EU and foreign laws and international conventions. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution anything contained within the Site or Service unless we have given you express written permission.

  1. Limitations on Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL LAUNCH MEDIA, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM 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 YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT LAUNCH MEDIA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THIS WEB SITE OR ANY CONTENT, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THIS WEB SITE. IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT YOU HAVE PURCHASED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO STOP USING OUR SERVICE. LAUNCH MEDIA IS NOT LIABLE TO YOU OR TO THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY DAMAGE, HARM, INJURY OR CLAIM THAT ARISES FROM YOUR USE OF ANY PRODUCTS PURCHASED FROM OUR SITE.

For your convenience, the following are some important details of this Agreement that affect your rights and remedies:

  1. We are not required to or under any obligation to review, screen, edit, monitor, or remove any comments posted on our website and we reserve the absolute right to remove, screen, or edit any content at any time and for any reason without any notice to you or any party affected;
  2. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments that are posted, stored, uploaded, or transmitted to us, or for any loss or damages that may occur because such member content including, but not limited to defamation, slander, libel, falsehoods, obscenity, or profanity;
  3. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any claim, action, petition, demand for arbitration or lawsuit alleging injury or damage resulting from any use of TWIST, whether arising in tort or contract, law or equity;
  4. You agree not to hold any other user liable for any negative or critical comments except you are not obligated to release any other user who submits content that violate any of TWIST’s Terms of Service or other policies stated anywhere on its website;
  5. Your ability to use or interact with this website is a privilege, not a right, and we reserve the right to take any action that we deem proper, without notice, to prevent any violation, enforce any provision, or rectify any alleged violations of this Agreement or any applicable law at our sole discretion.

Launch Media shall not be liable for any other reason or for damages, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.  In the event that this clause is prohibited or restricted by applicable law, our liability shall be limited to the lowest legally required amount. The Service is controlled and offered by Launch Media from its facilities in the United States. Launch Media makes no representations that the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

  1. Representations and Warranties

WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY OF OUR SERVICE OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE RELEASING US FROM ANY LIABILITY THAT WE MAY OTHERWISE HAVE TO YOU IN RELATION TO OR ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT OR OUR SERVICES, FOR REASONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FAILURE OF OUR SERVICE, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER TORT.  TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW RESTRICTS THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY, YOU AGREE THAT WE ARE ONLY LIABLE TO YOU FOR THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF DAMAGES THAT THE LAW RESTRICTS OUR LIABILITY TO, IF SUCH A MINIMUM EXISTS.

YOU AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY THIRD PARTIES WHO MAY USE OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PEOPLE WHO COMMIT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT, DEFAMATION, TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH ECONOMIC RELATIONS, OR ANY OTHER ACTIONABLE CONDUCT TOWARDS YOU.

WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY FAILURE OF THE GOODS OR SERVICES OF OUR COMPANY OR A THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING ANY FAILURES OR DISRUPTIONS, UNTIMELY DELIVERY, SCHEDULED OR UNSCHEDULED, INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL, ON OUR WEBSITE WHICH PREVENT ACCESS TO OUR WEBSITE TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY.

THE PROVISION OF OUR SERVICE TO YOU IS CONTINGENT ON YOUR AGREEMENT WITH THIS AND ALL OTHER SECTIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.  NOTHING IN THE PROVISIONS OF THIS “REPRESENTATIONS & WARRANTIES” SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO LIMIT THE GENERALITY OF THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF THIS SECTION.

For Jurisdictions that do not allow us to limit our liability: Notwithstanding any provision of these Terms, if your jurisdiction has provisions specific to waiver or liability that conflict with the above then our liability is limited to the smallest extent possible by law.  Specifically, in those jurisdictions not allowed, we do not disclaim liability for: (a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence or that of any of its officers, employees or agents; or (b) fraudulent misrepresentation; or (c) any liability which it is not lawful to exclude either now or in the future.

IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF A JURISDICTION THAT REQUIRES A SPECIFIC STATEMENT REGARDING RELEASE THEN THE FOLLOWING APPLIES.  FOR EXAMPLE, CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS MUST, AS A CONDITION OF THIS AGREEMENT, WAIVE THE APPLICABILITY OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH STATES, “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”  YOU HEREBY WAIVE THIS SECTION OF THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE.  YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY SIMILAR PROVISION IN LAW, REGULATION, OR CODE THAT HAS THE SAME INTENT OR EFFECT AS THE AFOREMENTIONED RELEASE.

  1. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Launch Media, its parent corporation (if applicable), officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from:

  1. your violation of any term of these Terms of Service;
  2. your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right;
  3. or any claim that one of your comments caused damage to a third party.
  1. Third Party Links

The internet is for sharing and caring….well, mostly aside from a small portion of the “deep internet”.  In order to broaden your horizons, we may link to third party websites from our own website.  We do not endorse, recommend or vouch for the security of such websites. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, these third party websites or their use of your personal information.  We recommend that you review their terms of service and privacy policies before accessing and using the third party site.

Additionally, users may be able to post third party links through comments submitted to our Site.  We are not responsible for such links and do not monitor the posting of such links.  Please exercise caution when clicking on such links as they may cause harm to your computer.

  1. Communications Decency Act

These awesome amazing people may allow you to leave comments but please be respectful.  Although we may choose to edit or delete any clearly defamatory or illegal content, we are not required to, and we reserve all defenses for such speech made available to us by Directive 2000/31/EC or Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, applicable statutes, the common law and any laws within the European Union or the US Constitution.

  1. Copyright Notices

We take copyright infringement very seriously, and we have registered a Registered Copyright Agent with the United States Copyright Office, which limits our liability under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  If you live within the US or own any copyrighted material within the US and believe that your copyright has been infringed, please send us a message which contains:

  • Your name.
  • The name of the party whose copyright has been infringed, if different from your name.
  • The name and description of the work that is being infringed.
  • The location on our website of the infringing copy.
  • Your favorite Kevin Pollak movie.
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted work described above is not authorized by the copyright owner (or by a third party who is legally entitled to do so on behalf of the copyright owner) and is not otherwise permitted by law.
  • A statement that you swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in this notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or have an exclusive right in law to bring infringement proceedings with respect to its use.

You must sign this notification and send it to: Copyright Agent, 3525 Eastham Drive
Culver City, CA 90232. Although, the EU does not have a formalized copyright notification procedure, please use the procedure set forth above if you are a resident of the EU.  You don’t really need to tell us your favorite Kevin Pollak movie, we all know it’s Wayne’s World 2.

  1.  COPPA Compliance

TWIST loves the kids in a platonic and non-weird way. However, in order to comply with the laws of the USA, you must be over 13 years of age to use our Site.

  1. Choice of Law

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws in force in California.  The offer and acceptance of this contract is deemed to have occurred in California.

  1. Forum of Dispute

You agree that any dispute arising from or relating to this Agreement will be heard solely by a court of competent jurisdiction in or nearest to Culver City, California. If you bring a dispute in a manner other than in accordance with this section, you agree that we may move to have it dismissed, and that you will be responsible for our reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and disbursements in doing so.

You agree that the unsuccessful party in any dispute arising from or relating to this Agreement will be responsible for the reimbursement of the successful party’s reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and disbursements.

  1. Force Majeure

You agree that we are not responsible to you for anything that we may otherwise be responsible for, if it is the result of events beyond our control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, insurrection, alien invasions, riots, terrorism, crime, zombie attacks, labor shortages (including lawful and unlawful strikes), embargoes, postal disruption, communication disruption, failure or shortage of infrastructure, shortage of materials, or any other event beyond our control.

  1. Severability

In the event that a provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, conflicting with another provision of the Agreement, or otherwise unenforceable, the Agreement will remain in force as though it had been entered into without that unenforceable provision being included in it.

If two or more provisions of this Agreement are deemed to conflict with each other’s operation, Launch Media shall have the sole right to elect which provision remains in force.

  1. Non-Waiver

We reserve all rights permitted to us under this Agreement as well as under the provisions of any applicable law.  Our non-enforcement of any particular provision or provisions of this Agreement or the any applicable law should not be construed as our waiver of the right to enforce that same provision under the same or different circumstances at any time in the future.

  1. Termination

Like Arnold, we may terminate this Agreement or your access to our Site at any time.

  1. Assignment

You may not assign your rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to any other party without our prior written consent.  We may assign our rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to any other party at our discretion.

  1. Amendments

Just like the Constitution, we may amend this Agreement from time to time.  When we amend this Agreement, we will update this page and indicate the date that it was last modified.  You may refuse to agree to the amendments, but if you do, you must immediately stop using our website and our Service.  You must visit this page each time you come to our website and read and agree to it if the date it was last modified is more recent than the last time you agreed to the Agreement.

  1. California Users and Residents

You may not like Umami Burger or Pink’s Hot Dogs, but pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1789.3, any questions about pricing, complaints, or inquiries about TWIST must be addressed to our agent for notice and sent via certified mail to: Agent of TWIST, 3525 Eastham Drive, Culver City, CA 90232

Lastly, California users are also entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.

Last Modified: May 25, 2015

thisweekinstartups.com privacy policy

Introduction

Howdy! Thanks for visiting ThisWeekInStartups.com (“TWIST”).  At TWIST, we try to make everything we do informative and entertaining and our Privacy Policy is no exception.  We try to make our Privacy Policy easy to understand so you don’t have to spend $200k on a law degree just to understand how we use your information.

This Privacy Policy, like our Terms of Service, is an integral part of using our Service; therefore you must completely agree to our Privacy Policy in order to use our Site or Service.

Definitions- ours not Webster’s

Throughout this Privacy Policy, we may use certain words or phrases, and it is important that you understand the meaning of them.  The list is not all-encompassing and no definition should be considered binding to the point that it renders this Privacy Policy nonsensical:

“TWIST”, “we” or “us” refers to the business which owns this website, Launch Media, LLC (also described herein as “Launch Media”), our Site, or our Service, depending on the context of the usage;

“Service(s)” refers to our shows and videos and any other related services;

“Site” refers to our website, www.ThisWeekInStartups.com;

“You” or “user” refers to you, the beautiful person who is entering into this Agreement with Launch Media, LLC, the owner and operator of TWIST.

This privacy policy (this “Policy”) describes the collection of personal information by the Launch Partnership, LLC (“Company,” “we,” or “us”) from users of our websites at www.launch.colaunchscale.netlaunchcvis.comlauncincubator.colaunchfestival.comlaunchfestivalsydney.comjasonssyndicate.comthisweekinstartups.comcalacanis.comlaunchangelsummit.comfounder.universityangel.university (the “Websites”), as well as all related applications, widgets, software, tools, and other services provided by us (collectively, together with the Websites, the “Service”).  This Policy also describes our use and disclosure of such information.  By using the Service, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information in accordance with this Policy.  This Policy is incorporated by reference into the Company Terms of Use www.launch.co/terms and subject to the provisions of the Terms of Use.

Personal Information

Personal Information,” as used in this Policy, is information that specifically identifies an individual, such as an individual’s name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address.  Personal Information also includes information about an individual’s activities, such as information about his or her activity on the Service, and demographic information, such as date of birth, gender, geographic area, and preferences, when any of this information is linked to Personal Information that identifies that individual.

Personal Information does not include “aggregate” or other non-personally identifiable information.  Aggregate information is information that we collect about a group or category of products, services, or users that is not personally identifiable or from which individual identities are removed.  We may use and disclose aggregate information, and other non-personally identifiable information, for various purposes.

Collection of Information

Collection of Voluntarily-Provided Information

We collect Personal Information that our users provide to us in a variety of ways on the Service.  These include the following:

  • E-mail Newsletters.  We may offer e-mail newsletters from time to time on the Service.  If you sign up to receive a newsletter from us, we collect your e-mail address.
  • User Accounts and Profiles.  The Service may give you the ability to register for a Company account or to create and update a user profile on the applicable Service.  If we offer user account or profile functionality on the Service, we will collect the Personal Information that you provide to us in the course of registering for an account or creating or updating a user profile.  This information may include, for example, name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, job title, company, stage of funding raised, credit card information, and related demographic information about you.  We may indicate that some personal information is required for you to register for the account or to create the profile, while some is optional.
  • Interactive Features.  The Service may contain interactive functionality that allows you to engage with other users on the Services, post comments to forums, to upload photographs and other content (the “User Materials”), participate in surveys, and otherwise to interact with the Services and with other users.  If you use any interactive functionality on the Service that request or permit you to provide us with personal information (including, for example, any services that allow you to post User Materials on any of the Service), we collect the Personal Information that you provide to us in the course of using these interactive features.
  • Correspondence.  If you contact us by e-mail, using a contact form on the Services, or by mail, fax, or other means, we collect the Personal Information contained within, and associated with, your correspondence.
  • Contests and Sweepstakes.  We or our advertisers and other business partners may conduct or sponsor special contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions that users may enter or otherwise participate in on the Service.  Certain of these promotions may be co-branded with one of our advertisers or other business partners. In these instances, the collection of your Personal Information may occur directly by the third-party partner on its website or other online service and may be shared with us.  The promotion will state the privacy policy or policies governing the collection of such personal information.

Passive Information Collection

When you visit the Service, some information is collected automatically.  For example, when you access the Service, we automatically collect your browser’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type, the nature of the device from which you are visiting the Services (e.g., a personal computer or a mobile device), the identifier for any handheld or mobile device that you may be using, the Web site that you visited immediately prior to accessing any Web-based Services, the actions you take on the Service, and the content, features, and activities that you access and participate in on the Service.  We also may collect information regarding your interaction with e-mail messages, such as whether you opened, clicked on, or forwarded a message.

We may collect this information passively using technologies such as standard server logs, cookies, and clear GIFs (also known as “Web beacons”).  We use passively-collected information to administer, operate, and improve the Websites and our other services and systems, to improve the effectiveness of advertising on the Service, and to provide advertisements and other content that is tailored to you.  If we link or associate any information gathered through passive means with Personal Information, or if applicable laws require us to treat any information gathered through passive means as Personal Information, we treat the combined information as Personal Information under this Policy.  Otherwise, we use and disclose information collected by passive means in aggregate form or otherwise in a non-personally identifiable form.

Also, please be aware that third parties, such as companies displaying advertisements on the Services or sites or services provided by third parties (“Third-Party Sites”) that may be linked to from the Services, may set cookies on your hard drive or use other means of passively collecting information about your use of their services, Third-Party Sites or content.  We do not have access to, or control over, these third-party means of passive data collection.

Information from Other Sources

We may receive information about you, including Personal Information, from third parties, and may combine this information with other Personal Information we maintain about you.  If we do so, this Policy governs any combined information that we maintain in personally identifiable format.

Use of Personal Information

We use Personal Information to provide services and information that you request; to enhance, improve, operate, and maintain the Service, our programs, services, Web sites, and other systems; to prevent fraudulent use of the Service and other systems; to prevent or take action against activities that are, or may be, in violation of our Terms of Use or applicable law; to tailor advertisements, content, and other aspects of your experience on and in connection with the Services; to maintain a record of our dealings with you; for other administrative purposes; and for any other purposes that we may disclose to you at the point at which we request your Personal Information, and pursuant to your consent.

We may also use Personal Information you provide to contact you regarding products, services, and offers, both from ourselves and from third parties, that we believe you may find of interest.  We allow you to opt-out from receiving marketing communications from us as described in the “Choice” section below.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Except as described in this Policy, we will not disclose your Personal Information that we collect on the Services to third parties without your consent.  We may disclose information to third parties if you consent to us doing so, as well as in the following circumstances:

Service Providers  

We may disclose Personal Information to third-party service providers (e.g., payment processing and data hosting, storage and processing facilities) that assist us in our work.  We limit the Personal Information provided to these service providers to that which is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions, and we require them to agree to maintain the confidentiality of such Personal Information.

Public Areas and Syndicated Services

Some features on the Service may allow you to upload, post, or otherwise transmit User Materials to public areas of the Services, such as content that you post in a public profile on the Services.  We may make these User Materials available for display upon Company properties that are not governed by this Policy, as well as to services operated by third parties that display content from the Websites (collectively, “Syndicated Services”). Please be aware that any Personal Information that you include within any User Materials will be made available to other users of the Services, and to users of Syndicated Services, who view it.  You include Personal Information in User Materials at your sole risk. We may allow you to select privacy options that limit access to some types of Personal Information in User Materials, but no security measures are impenetrable or perfect.  Additionally, even after information posted on the Websites is removed, caching and archiving services may have saved that information, and other users or third parties may have copied or stored the information available on the Services. We cannot warrant or guarantee that any Personal Information that you provide on and in connection with the Services will not be accessed, viewed, or used by unauthorized persons.

Business Transfers

Information about our users, including Personal Information, may be disclosed and otherwise transferred to an acquirer, or successor or assignee as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of company assets, or similar transaction, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which Personal Information is transferred to one or more third parties as one of our business assets.

To Protect our Interests

We also disclose Personal Information if we believe that doing so is legally required, or is in our interest to protect our property or other legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of our agreements), or the rights or property of others, or otherwise to help protect the safety or security of the Service and other users of the Services.

Choice

If you receive commercial e-mail from us, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions contained within the e-mail.  You may also opt-out from receiving commercial e-mail from us, and any other promotional communications that we may send to you from time to time (e.g., by postal mail) by sending your request to us by e-mail at contact@launch.co or by writing to us at the address given at the end of this policy.  Additionally, if we offer user account functionality on the Services, we may allow you to view and modify settings relating to the nature and frequency of promotional communications that you receive from us.

Please be aware that if you opt-out of receiving commercial e-mail from us, it may take up to ten business days for us to process your opt-out request, and you may receive commercial e-mail from us during that period.  Additionally, even after you opt-out from receiving commercial messages from us, you will continue to receive administrative messages from us regarding the Service.

Access

If we offer the ability to create user accounts or profiles on the Service, you may have the ability to access and update many categories of personal information that you provide to us by logging in to your account and accessing your account settings.  If you wish to access or amend any other personal information we hold about you, you may contact us at contact@launch.co.

If you request that we delete your account on any of the Service (via a user settings page, by e-mail, or otherwise), we will do so within a reasonable period of time, but we may need to retain some of your Personal Information in order to satisfy our legal obligations, or where we reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so.

Links

The Services may contain links to other Web sites, products, or services that we do not own or operate.  For example, the Services may contain links to third-party merchants from which users may purchase sound recordings that are streamed through the Services.  The Services also may contain links to Third-Party Sites such as social networking services. If you choose to visit or use any Third-Party Sites or products or services available on or through such Third-Party Sites, please be aware that this Policy will not apply to your activities or any information you disclose while using those Third-Party Sites or any products or services available on or through such Third-Party Sites.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third-Party Sites or any products or services on or through them. Additionally, please be aware that the Services may contain links to Web sites and services that we operate but that are governed by different privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies applicable to any Web site or service you visit other than the Services before providing any Personal Information on them.

Children

Children’s safety is important to us, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active interest in the online activities of their children.  The Service are not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 without obtaining parental consent.  If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 on the Service, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we may have collected any such personal information on the Service, please notify us at contact@launch.co.

International Visitors

Our servers and data centers are located in the United States.  If you choose to use the Services from outside the U.S., then you should know that you are transferring your Personal Information outside of your region and into the U.S. for storage and processing. By providing your Personal Information to us through your use of the Service, you agree to that transfer, storage, and processing in the U.S.  Also, we may transfer your data from the U.S. to other countries or regions in connection with storage and processing of data, fulfilling your requests, and operating the Services. You should know that each region can have its own privacy and data security laws, some of which may be less stringent as compared to those of your own region.

Security

We use reasonable security measures that are designed to protect personal information from accidental loss, disclosure, misuse, and destruction.  Please be aware, however, that no data security measures can be guaranteed to be completely effective. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you provide to us.  You transmit information to us at your own risk.

 Updates to this Policy

We may occasionally update this Policy.  When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the beginning of the Policy.  Your continued use of the Service after such changes will be subject to the then-current policy.  If we change this Policy in a manner that is materially less restrictive of our use or disclosure of your Personal Information, we will use reasonable efforts to notify you of the change and to obtain your consent prior to applying the change to any Personal Information that we collected from you prior to the date the change becomes effective.  We encourage you to periodically review this Policy to stay informed about how we collect, use, and disclose personal information.

 

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, please contact us using the following contact information:

The Launch Partnership, LLC

767 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94107

contact@launch.co

Last Modified: April 7, 2018