Mastering.Studio Terms of Service

Last updated: May 17, 2022

Thank you for using Mastering.Studio to master your music! Plugin Alliance, LLC d/b/a Mastering.Studio (“Mastering.Studio”, “Plugin Alliance,” or “we”) provides an online website service that allows you as an end user (“you” or “User”) to use our web based high-end computer-guided and automated mastering tools to master, share, and download your audio mixes (collectively “Services”). Please read the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”), including Plugin Alliance’s Privacy Policy which is incorporated herein by reference, govern your access to and use of the Service. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE, OR BY POSTING, ACCESSING OR UPLOADING ANY CONTENT ON THE SERVICE, YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE.

1. Modification

Mastering.Studio reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, discontinue or terminate the Service at any time, subject to any outstanding obligations you or Mastering.Studio may have. We may modify these Terms of Service, in which you will be notified by email (to the address that you provide to us) or via a notification directly through the Service with a link to the modified Terms of Service. Please refer to the “Last Updated Date” in these Terms of Service for the date these Terms of Service were last updated. By continuing to access or use the Service after we have posted a modification to these Terms of Service, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms of Service. If the modified Terms of Service are not acceptable to you, your only recourse it to cease using the Service.

2. Eligibility and Access

The Service is intended solely for persons who are 13 years of age or older. Any access to or use of the Service by anyone under 13 is expressly prohibited. If you are 13 years of age but under 18, you may use the Service but only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by these Terms of Service, unless prohibited by applicable law.

3. Mastering.Studio Content and Ownership

Certain types of content are made available through the Service. Mastering.Studio Content means Mastering.Studio’s mastering technology or other content, including without limitation, the Mastering.Studio and Plugin Alliance trademarks, or any third-party trademarks, technology, and copyrighted works, made available through the Service, which are owned by or licensed to Mastering.Studio, but excluding User Submissions (as defined below). The Service and Mastering.Studio Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Service, Mastering.Studio, Plugin Alliance (including its affiliate Brainworx Audio GmbH) and its licensors own all right, title, and interest in and to the Service and Mastering.Studio Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. You agree not to remove, alter, or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark, patent, or other proprietary rights noticed incorporated in or accompanying the Service or Mastering.Studio Content.

4. User Submissions

4.1. Definitions

User Submissions means any content, including without limitation, any text, data, graphics, images, photos, video or audio content, hypertext links and any other information uploaded, transmitted or submitted by Users to or via the Service, although Mastering.Studio differentiates between “Audio Content” and “Non-Audio Content” as defined below (collectively “User Submissions”).

Your-Audio-Content means any audio content such as your mixes in .wav, mp3, or any other audio format supported by our Service (see link here for a list of all supported audio formats) that you upload to our Service for the purpose of using our Mastering Service and/or Distribution Service, including any contained meta data or other information that you submit in direct connection with such audio files (e.g., song name, artist name, genre, etc.).

Your-Non-Audio-Content means any content, including without limitation, any text, data, graphics, images, photos, video content, or any other information uploaded, transmitted or submitted by Users to or via the Service, excluding Your-Audio-Content.

4.2. License to User Submissions

Mastering.Studio does not claim any exclusive ownership rights in any User Submissions and nothing in these Terms of Service will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit any such User Submissions, beyond the limited license provided under this Agreement.

If you provide Your-Audio-Content through the Service, you grant Mastering.Studio and its trusted affiliates a limited license to host, share, listen to, and modify Your-Audio-Content for the purpose of fulfilling our Services. This means that we will never publicly show or disclose specifics about Your-Audio-Content, unless we have your prior permission to do so. You can update your permissions in the applicable settings or reaching out to us at via our contact page as outlined in Section 19 of these Terms of Service.

If you provide Your-Non-Audio-Content through the Service, you grant Mastering.Studio a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free right to license, sublicense, use, copy, adapt modify, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, broadcast and otherwise exploit Your-Non-Audio-Content in any media or by any method. In some instances, you will have certain settings available that may restrict Mastering.Studio from publicly displaying, performing, broadcasting, or otherwise exploiting such Your-Non-Audio-Content.

4.3. Your Responsibilities

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all User Submissions that you make available through the Service. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that: (i) you are the sole and exclusive owner of all User Submissions or have the necessary rights, permissions, and licenses from any third party that may own rights in the User Submissions; and (ii) neither the User Submissions nor Mastering.Studio’s use of the User Submissions (or any portion thereof) will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, contract rights, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.

You agree not to use the Service in any way that violates any rights (including intellectual property rights) of any third party. Mastering.Studio shall, under appropriate circumstances, terminate the accounts of Users who infringe, are believed to have infringed, or are charged with infringement of the rights of copyright holders.

4.4. DMCA Copyright Notice

If you are a copyright holder or an agent thereof and believe that any content uploaded by a User in connection with the Service infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by contacting


Plugin Alliance, LLC

ATTN: Copyright Manager

Email: info@plugin-alliance.com


4.5. Interactions between Users

You are solely responsible for your interactions (including any disputes) with other Users of the Service. Your use of the Service and Mastering.Studio Content and any other content made available through the Service is at your sole risk and discretion and Mastering.Studio hereby disclaims any and all liability to you or any third party relating thereto. Mastering.Studio reserves the right to contact Mastering.Studio Users, in compliance with applicable law, in order to evaluate compliance with the rules and policies in these Terms of Service. You agree to cooperate fully with Mastering.Studio to investigate any suspected unlawful, fraudulent or improper activity via the Service.

4.6. Interactions between Users and Mastering.Studio

As part of providing the Services to you, we may need to contact you via our web-based platform or via the email address you provided to us upon registration (e.g., to touch base about aspects or the quality of Your-Audio-Content including Masters or to respond to your inquiries).

5. General Prohibitions

You agree not to do any of the following while using the Service or Mastering.Studio Content:

  • Post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any User Submissions or content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, sexism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances (including, but not limited to activities that promote or provide instructional information regarding the manufacture or purchase of illegal weapons or illegal substances).
  • Use, display, mirror, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose the Service, or any individual element or materials within the Service, Mastering.Studio or Plugin Alliance’s name, any Mastering.Studio, Plugin Alliance, Brainworx or third party trademark, logo or other proprietary information, the content of any text or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without Mastering.Studio’s express written consent;
  • Use the Service in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Service.
  • Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Mastering.Studio system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
  • Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Mastering.Studio or any of Mastering.Studio’s providers, affiliates or any other third party (including another User) to protect the Service or Mastering.Studio Content;
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Service, the server on which the Service is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Service;
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Service, the server on which the Service is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Service;
  • Transmit or attempt to transmit the sending of any advertising or promotional material without our prior written consent including any “junk mail,” “chain letter” or “spam” or any other similar solicitation;
  • Engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Service, or which, as determined by us, may harm Mastering.Studio or users of the Service or expose them to liability.
  • Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a Mastering.Studio, Plugin Alliance, or Brainworx trademark, logo URL or product name without Mastering.Studio’s express written consent;
  • Use the Service or Mastering.Studio Content for any commercial purpose or the benefit of any third party (unless expressly permitted by these Terms of Service) or in any manner not permitted by these Terms of Service;
  • Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Service or Mastering.Studio Content;
  • Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful or otherwise attack or interfere with the Service;
  • Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any User, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Service;
  • Collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Service or from other Users of the Service without their express permission;
  • Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
  • Violate in any way any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation or these Terms of Service.
  • Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.

Mastering.Studio will have the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above listed prohibitions to the fullest extent of the law. Mastering.Studio may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting Users who violate these Terms of Service. Mastering.Studio reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Mastering.Studio Content and any User Submissions that Mastering.Studio, in its sole discretion, considers to be in violation of these Terms of Service or otherwise harmful to the Service or Users of the Service

6. Links

The Service may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that PLUGIN ALLIANCE does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.

7. Termination

You may stop using the Service at any time and may terminate the Service by closing your account with Mastering.Studio. Mastering.Studio may terminate your access to the Services (i) for failure to comply with the Terms of Service; (ii) in the event Mastering.Studio discontinues the Services or a portion thereof; (iii) in the event of a change of control or sale of Mastering.Studio; or (iv) in the event Mastering.Studio otherwise goes out of business. Without limiting other remedies, Mastering.Studio may at any time suspend, terminate, or refuse to provide you with access to the Service for any reason, in its sole discretion.

Except as provided herein, after termination for any reason, you understand and acknowledge that we will have no further obligation to provide the Service to you and all licenses and other rights granted to you by these Terms of Service will immediately cease. Mastering.Studio will not be liable to you or any third party for termination of the Service. Upon any termination or suspension, any content, materials or information (including User Submissions) that you have submitted via the Service will no longer be accessible to you.

Any suspension, termination or cancellation will not affect your obligations to Mastering.Studio under these Terms of Service (including, without limitation, proprietary rights and ownership, licenses to Mastering.Studio, indemnification and limitation of liability), which naturally are intended to survive such suspension, termination or cancellation.

8. License to PA Software

Users may have the opportunity use, or to purchase or otherwise redeem licenses to, Plugin Alliance’s plugins or other software through the Service (collectively “PA Software”). Users agree that such PA Software shall be governed by Plugin Alliance’s End User License Agreement available at https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/eula.html.

9. Offered Services, Payment Terms

9.1. Services

9.1.1. Mastering Service

Mastering.Studio’s offered Services include, but are not limited to, a tool for “mastering” Your-Audio-Content, meaning the process of giving your finished and mixed tracks the last polish and make them comparable in “loudness” and “punch” to other music in the selected genre (applicable proceeds of Your-Audio Content that are processed and made available by Mastering.Studio are referred to as “Masters”). Furthermore and subject to the terms of these Terms of Service, the Service allows you to upload Your-Audio-Content, use our tools to master Your-Audio-Content to create Masters, and download a limited number of Masters and share such Masters with a limited number of people (e.g., your band mates or co-producers) directly via our Service, and keep track of applicable Masters under your User Account, depending on the Services you have purchased or as further communicated via our FAQ and written notices through our Service. Please note that whenever there is a conflict between the FAQ and these Terms of Service, then these Terms of Service shall supersede. Any Masters created hereunder shall be deemed as “Your-Audio-Content” in which Mastering.Studio or its affiliates claim no ownership. This means, it is fully up to your discretion how you distribute or exploit your downloaded and paid for Masters, subject to third party permissions (if applicable) for which you are solely responsible for obtaining.

9.1.2 Distribution Service

Mastering.Studio’s offered Services also include, but are not limited to, a tool to distribute and release Your-Audio-Content and/or Masters to certain digital music distribution platforms via EVEARA (a third-party SaaS solution for digital music distribution), subject to these Terms of Service and the Music Distribution End User Agreement.

9.2. Payment Terms

You can find a most current price list for our Services here. Mastering.Studio uses a third-party provider (Braintree) to process all payments through its website. You agree to provide complete and accurate payment information and further agree to any terms and conditions of such third party payment provider. In the case of refusal of payment, your access to the Mastering.Studio Content will be denied. Mastering.Studio cannot be responsible for the processing of any payments via the Service and Users shall contact the third-party payment provider directly with any questions or concerns regarding payments. Our Service gives you the option to preview your Master directly via our web-based platform, even before you decide to check out by purchasing the Master. Because you have the chance to preview the Master before making a payment, we do not provide refunds for your purchases, unless otherwise required by applicable law.

9.3. Subscriptions

Mastering.Studio may offer subscriptions for certain Services or bundle of Services (“Subscriptions”) in monthly, bi-annual, annual, etc. subscription terms (each a “Subscription Term”). Your Subscription will automatically renew for additional Subscription Terms unless you cancel it before the next Subscription Term. You will automatically be charged the Subscription price before the start of each Subscription Term (i.e., every month in the case of monthly Subscriptions or each year in the case of annual Subscriptions). You may cancel the Subscription at any time through your Mastering.Studio account. Upon cancellation of your Subscription, you will no longer be charged for additional Subscription Terms, and you may continue to use the Software for the remaining Subscription Term for which you were charged. For the avoidance of doubt, once you pay for a Subscription Term, you may not request a refund for that Subscription Term, unless otherwise required by applicable law. If you allow your Subscription to lapse by failing to pay, the Service you initially subscribed to will be discontinued. Subscription pricing is subject to change. New pricing takes effect upon renewal of your Subscription. Mastering.Studio reserves the right to change bundle content.

10. Disclaimers

THE SERVICE, MASTERING.STUDIO CONTENT, PA SOFTWARE, MASTERS, AND USER SUBMISSIONS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, MASTERING.STUDIO EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY, NON-INTERRUPTION, PERFORMANCE, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

11. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Mastering.Office, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and third party licensors (including Brainworx Audio GmbH), harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, losses, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with your User Submissions, your access to or use of the Service or Mastering.Service Content, or your violation of these Terms of Service.

12. Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL MASTERING.STUDIO, ITS SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, DAMAGED EQUIPMENT, OR LOST INFORMATION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR THIRD PARTY MATERIALS, EVEN IF MASTERING.STUDIO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL MASTERING.STUDIO'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE SERVICES GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM IN THE PAST 3 MONTHS OR $10, WHICHEVER IS GREATER. YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL CLAIMS WITHIN A YEAR OF THE DATE OF OCCURRENCE OR ELSE THEY ARE WAIVED BY YOU.

13. Trademark Rights

The trademarks “MASTERING.STUDIO,” “PLUGIN ALLIANCE” and accompanying logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plugin Alliance. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective parties.

14. Controlling Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Service and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any action with respect to the subject matter of these Terms of Service will be the state and federal courts located in New York City, New York.

15. Entire Agreement

These Terms of Service (including Plugin Alliance’s Privacy Policy) constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Mastering.Studio and you regarding the Service and Mastering.Studio Content, and these Terms of Service supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between Mastering.Studio and you regarding the Service and Mastering.Studio Content.

16. Assignment

You may not assign or transfer these Terms of Service, by operation of law or otherwise, without Mastering.Studio’s prior written consent. Mastering.Studio may freely assign these Terms of Service.

17. Notices

Any notices or other communications required hereunder, including those regarding modifications to these Terms of Service, will be in writing and given by PLUGIN ALLIANCE via email if applicable (in each case to the address that you provide) or by posting to the Service.

18. General

A waiver of any right or provision under this Terms of Service will only be effective against Mastering.Studio once and if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Mastering.Studio. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms of Service invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be severed and reinterpreted so as to be enforceable to the maximum extent permissible by applicable law in order to reflect the original intent of the parties and the other provisions of these Terms of Service will remain in full force and effect. YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL CLAIMS MUST WITHIN A YEAR OF THE DATE OF OCCURRENCE OR ELSE THEY ARE WAIVED BY YOU, SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW.

19. Contacting Us and Further Questions

If you have any questions about these Terms of Service, please refer to our FAQ or contact Mastering.Studio at support@mastering.studio or via our contact page at https://mastering.studio/support.

Distribution Terms of Service

Last updated: May 17, 2022

EVEARA is a state-of-the art enterprise SaaS solution for digital music distribution. Plugin Alliance d/b/a Mastering.Studio (hereinafter “Partner”) has partnered with EVEARA (hereinafter “Company” or “EVEARA”) to offer a music distribution service integrated into Mastering.Studio. Music distribution via Mastering.Studio is subject to EVEARA’s Music Distribution End User Agreement (see below) and Mastering.Studio’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

THIS MUSIC DISTRIBUTION END USER AGREEMENT GOVERNS THE END-USER'S ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SOFTWARE, CONTENT, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES CONTAINED IN EVEARA’S MUSIC DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM (THE "SERVICES"). BY USING OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY EVEARA OR BY CONFIRMING THE ORDER AS PART OF THE DOWNLOADING OR ORDERING PROCESS, THE END-USER ("YOU", "END-USER”) AGREES TO THE TERMS OF THIS MUSIC DISTRIBUTION END USER AGREEMENT WHICH WILL BIND IT AND ITS EMPLOYEES (IF APPLICABLE). THIS MUSIC DISTRIBUTION END USER AGREEMENT FORMS PART OF THIS AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE END-USER AND EVEARA IN RELATION TO THE SERVICES. YOU SHOULD ENSURE THAT YOU CAREFULLY READ THESE TERMS.

IF YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THIS END USER AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY TO THIS MUSIC DISTRIBUTION END USER AGREEMENT, IN WHICH CASE THE TERM END-USER SHALL REFER TO SUCH ENTITY. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, OR IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS MUSIC DISTRIBUTION END USER AGREEMENT, YOU MAY NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SERVICES. IF YOU DO NOT INTEND TO BE LEGALLY BOUND TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS MUSIC DISTRIBUTION END USER AGREEMENT, DO NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE SERVICES AND DO NOT CLICK “ACCEPT” OR OTHERWISE ASSENT TO THIS MUSIC DISTRIBUTION END USER AGREEMENT.

1. Interpretation

The definitions and rules of interpretation in this Clause apply in this End User Agreement.

"Agreement" means this Music Distribution End User Agreement;

"Artificial Intelligence" means the use of machines/computers, aided by online and/or offline tools, that learn from experience, adjust to new inputs and perform human-like tasks for the purpose of creating, and/or distributing music.

"Artificial Music Generator" means Artificial Intelligence music composer that creates original and/or personalized music and/or creates variations of existing music.

"Authorised Distributors" means any third party appointed by Company, to provide distribution services, or services in connection therewith, on behalf of the End-User.

"Authorised Users" means (i) where the End-user is an entity other than an individual: those employees, agents and independent contractors of the End-user and those employees, agents and independent contractors of End-user’s affiliate(s) and partners who are authorised by the End-user to use or access the Services, and (ii) where the End-user is an individual, the End-user.

"Company" means EVEARA, a limited company with offices at Office 2, A1, Fota Business Park, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, T45NX97, Ireland;

"Company Data" means the information and data used in or in conjunction with the Software or Services that is proprietary of, or licensed by third parties to, the Company;

"Confidential Information" means information that is proprietary or confidential and is either clearly labelled as such, identified as confidential information or any information that the End-user ought reasonably to regard as confidential;

"Content" means data and/or any other materials provided by the End-user or the Authorised Users to the Company under this Agreement, including and without limitation music recordings, images, videos, metadata, names, photographs and likenesses, artwork images and biographical information as well as lyrics, text, etc;

"Consumer Stores" means digital services providers such as music download portals, music and video streaming services, mobile music platforms, digital (and terrestrial) radio stations and television networks, and mobile networks that enable the purchasing streaming or downloading of Content.

"Data Protection Legislation" means any applicable law relating to the Processing, privacy, and use of Personal Data, as applicable to Company, Partner and/or the Services including, but not limited to (i) the Data Protection Act 2018, the UK GDPR as defined in the Data Protection Act 2018, and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003; (ii) the EU General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (EU GDPR), EU Directive 2002/58/EC (Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications) and/or any corresponding or equivalent national laws or regulations; (iii) the CCPA; and (iv) any applicable laws or regulations and any amending, equivalent or successor legislation replacing, amending, extending, re-enacting, consolidating or implementing any of the above Data Protection Legislation from time to time (whether or not before or after the date of this Agreement) and codes of practice issued by the ICO or any other equivalent supervisory authority in any relevant jurisdiction.

"Deductions" means third party payment processing and/or exchange fees, which are deducted from the Income (if applicable), including but not limited to money transfer costs, bank exchange costs and other such deductions as may be applied from time to time;

"Fee" means the fee the End-user agrees to pay the Company, its Authorised Distributors, or its partners, for providing the Services as referred to in Clause 7 below;

"Income" means income actually received by the Company from time to time on behalf of the End-user from the Consumer Stores in respect of Content provided to the Consumer Stores less any fee, deduction or other charge levied by the Consumer Stores;

"Intellectual Property Rights" means all intellectual property rights of whatever nature, including patents, copyright (present and future), trademarks, business names, trade names, domain names, rights in get-up, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in computer software, design rights, rights to inventions, database rights, rights in performances, (whether or not any of these is registered and including any applications for registration of any such rights), rights to preserve the confidentiality of information (including trade secrets and know-how) and any other intellectual property rights and including all applications, or rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which may now or in the future subsist in any part of the world;

"Net Income" means the Income less Deductions;

Partners” means a third-party business to business and/or business to consumer entity that procures the Service(s) of the Company to bring added value to the End-User. For the avoidance of a doubt, Plugin Alliance, LLC d/b/a Mastering.Studio is considered a Partner under this Agreement.

"Robotic Means" means machines/computers capable of performing human functions required in the creation and/or distribution of musical works.

"Services" means the services provided pursuant to this Agreement, as more particularly described on the Company website, and including the Company Data;

"Software" means any software provided or used by the Company in the provision of the Services;

"Start Date" means the date when the End-user clicks "Accept";

Streaming Manipulation” means any activity and/or method which involves the artificial creation, by human or non-human means, of online or offline plays on audio and/or audio-visual streaming services, where such plays do not represent bona fide end-user listening and/or views initiated by genuine consumers and taking place in the reporting country.

"Virus" means any device or thing (including any software, code, file or programme) which may: prevent, impair or otherwise adversely affect the operation of any computer software, hardware or network, any telecommunications service, equipment or network or any other service or device; prevent, impair or otherwise adversely affect access to or the operation of any programme or data, including the reliability of any programme or data (whether by re-arranging, altering or erasing the programme or data in whole or part or otherwise); or adversely affect the user experience, including worms, Trojan horses, viruses and other similar things or devices.

2 Services

2.1 The Company will provide the End-user with use of and access to the Services in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.


2.2 In relation to the Authorised Users, the End-user undertakes that each Authorised User shall keep a secure and confidential password for his use of the Services and that each Authorised User shall comply with good industry practice in respect of password security.


2.3 The End-user shall not knowingly access, store, distribute or transmit any Viruses, or any material, data or Content during the course of its use of the Services that, in the sole opinion of the Company:


2.3.1 Is unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing or racially or ethnically offensive;


2.3.2 violates or infringes any Intellectual Property Rights or other rights of third parties;


2.3.3 facilitates illegal activity;


2.3.4 depicts sexually explicit images;


2.3.5 promotes unlawful violence;


2.3.6 is discriminatory based on race, gender, colour, religious belief, sexual orientation, disability, or any other illegal activity; or

2.3.7 causes damage or injury to any person or property.


Company reserves the right, without liability to the End-user, to disable the End-user's access to any material that breaches the provisions of this Clause 2.3.


2.4 Except as may be allowed by any applicable law which is incapable of exclusion by agreement between the parties, the End-user shall not and shall ensure that the Authorised Users do not:


2.4.1 attempt to copy, modify, duplicate, create derivative works from, frame, mirror, republish, download, display, transmit, or distribute all or any portion of the Software or Services (as applicable) in any form or media or by any means including any part of the Company Data, the data models or screens, and any data that has been entered by the Company or one of its agents;


2.4.2 attempt to reverse compile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise reduce to human-perceivable form all or any part of the Software;


2.4.3 access all or any part of the Services or Software in order to build a product or service which competes with the Software and/or the Services;


2.4.4 license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, display, disclose, or otherwise commercially exploit, or otherwise make the Software or the Services available to any third party except the Authorised Users; or


2.4.5 attempt to obtain, or assist third parties in obtaining, access to the Software or the Services other than as provided under this Agreement;


2.5 The End-user shall not, and shall ensure that the Authorised Users do not, do any of the following while using or accessing the Services or the Software:


2.5.1 disable, hack, circumvent or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Software or the Services;


2.5.2 use any metadata, meta tags or other hidden text utilising the Company name, trademark, URL or product name;


2.5.3 upload, submit, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, so-called pyramid schemes or any other form of solicitation;


2.5.4 forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any posting or in any way use the Services or the Software to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;


2.5.5 attempt to scan, probe or test the vulnerability of any Company system or network or breach, impair or circumvent any security or authentication measures protecting and providing security for the Services or the Software;


2.5.6 collect or store Personal Data about any third party except in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation;


2.5.7 misrepresent or impersonate its affiliate with any person or entity, through pretext or some other form of social engineering or otherwise commit fraud; or


2.5.8 engage in (or to permit, encourage, enlist, retain, or employ third parties to engage in), activities that, in Company’s sole discretion, constitute Streaming Manipulation (as further described in Clause 8.2 below).


2.6 The End-user shall use all reasonable endeavours to prevent any unauthorised access to, or use of, the Services and, in the event of any such unauthorised access or use, promptly notify the Company.


2.7 The Company may amend the Services in its sole and absolute discretion from time to time on notice to the End-user.

3 Content


3.1 The End-user shall submit all Content at its sole expense in the format(s) required by the Company or the Consumer Stores. Technical descriptions of such format(s) will be provided to the End-user on request. In the event that Content is provided by the End-user in the incorrect format, the End-user shall be liable to pay any resubmission or similar fees levied by the Consumer Stores in respect of any such Content provided by the Company to the Consumer Stores.


3.2 The End-user hereby grants to the Company, during the term of this Agreement and for a six (6) months thereafter, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable and worldwide licence (including without limitation the right to sub-license all of these rights) to:


3.2.1 use the Content to provide the Services;


3.2.2 sell, copy, display, distribute and otherwise exploit the Content by all means and media (whether now known or existing in the future) through any and all Consumer Stores or the Company website (including for permanent download by End-users);


3.2.3 to supplement any artwork provided for use with the Services;


3.2.4 to make and perform clips of any Content of up to thirty (30) seconds in length via streaming or download free of charge, for the purposes of promotion of the Content, the relevant artists or the Services;


3.2.5 to use the Content in connection with the Company's business purposes; and


3.2.6 to collect all income deriving from the activities specified in this Clause 3.2.


3.3 The Company shall make the Content available ‘as is’ through the Services and shall not be liable for any reliance placed by the End-user or any third party on the Services, Software or Content.


3.4 The Company engages the services of third party providers who also provide back-up services for data stored in or entered into the Software, including Content. In the event of any loss or damage to Content, the End-user's sole and exclusive remedy shall be for the Company to use reasonable commercial endeavours to have its service providers restore the lost or damaged Content from the latest back-up of such Content maintained in accordance with the archiving procedure described in the relevant back up policies. The Company shall not be responsible for any loss, destruction, alteration or disclosure of Content caused by any third party (except those third parties sub-contracted by the Company to perform services related to Content maintenance and back-up or the Company's duly authorised contractors or agents).


3.5 The End-user warrants and represents that:


3.5.1 It has the authority to enter into this Agreement;


3.5.2 It is the owner or licensee of the Content and is permitted to provide the rights to the Content as specified in this Agreement to the Company and the Consumer Stores; and


3.5.3 the use and exploitation by the Company or any of the Consumer Stores of Content as contemplated by this Agreement shall not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party.


3.6 For clarity, the End-user shall be solely responsible for obtaining and paying for any licences from the owners of any Intellectual Property Rights in Content required in connection with the use or exploitation of Content by the Company or the Consumer Stores as contemplated in this Agreement including, but not limited to, any licenses and/or payments in connection digital phonorecord delivery, mechanical reproduction, public performance and any other licenses (as applicable) required from musical composition copyright owners or their agents in connection with Company’s exploitation of rights hereunder, as well as royalties due to artists, producers and other persons who performed in the making of the Content and all payments that may be required under collective bargaining agreements or pursuant to any statutory schemes. For digital download sales in the United States, your payment typically includes the mechanical royalty on the underlying composition. If you do not own or control the underlying composition(s) in your sound recording(s), it is your obligation to pay these publishing royalties to the person or entity that does.

3.7 The End-user acknowledges that in providing the Services and payments hereunder, the Company will be required to enter into certain agreements with various Consumer Stores. The selection of these Consumer Stores shall be within the sole discretion of the Company. The most current list of Consumer Stores can be found at https://www.eveara.com/outlets/.


3.8 Company agrees to distribute Content to Consumer Stores. End user acknowledges that Consumer Stores may or may not ingest and/or distribute the Content in their absolute discretion.


3.9 The End-user shall not use any Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Music Generator, or any other artificial and or Robotic Means to generate the Content.

4 Data Protection


4.1 If the Company processes any personal data on the End-user's behalf (and where the End-user is an entity or an individual other than a Data Subject) when performing its obligations under this Agreement, the parties record their intention that the End-user shall be the data controller and the Company shall be a data processor (where "Controller" and "Processor" have the meanings specified in the Data Protection Legislation, and in any such case:


4.1.1 for the purposes of this Clause 4.1.1, the terms "Personal Data", "Data Subject" and "Processing" (and "Process" and "Processed" shall have a corresponding meaning) shall have the same meanings as in the GDPR;


4.1.2 Schedule 1 sets out the scope, nature, purpose, duration of Processing by the Company and the types of Personal Data and categories of Data Subject to be Processed;


4.1.3 the Company will ensure that at all times there is a legal basis in place to enable the Company to Process the Personal Data in order to provide the Services, provide Content to Consumer Stores, provide Personal Data to Partners and to ensure Company's fulfilment of its other obligations under this Agreement;


4.1.4 the End-user acknowledges and agrees that the personal data may be transferred or stored outside the EEA or the country where the End-user and the Authorised Users are located in order to provide/make available the Services, provide Content to Consumer Stores, provide Personal Data to Partners and to ensure Company's fulfilment of its other obligations under this Agreement;


4.1.5 the End-user permits the Company to subcontract its Processing functions as it deems necessary in order to provide/make available the Software and the Company's other obligations under this Agreement to any of the third parties listed at Schedule 1;


        4.1.6. the Company shall, in relation to any Personal Data Processed under this Agreement:


(a) Process that Personal Data only on the written instructions of the End-user unless the Company is required to do so by European Union law or the laws of any member of the European Union , or any other relevant jurisdiction applicable to the Company and/or the Services, and in such a case the Company will inform the End-user of such where permitted. The End-user hereby instructs the Company to Process Personal Data however provided, including that contained in the Content, for the purposes of providing the Services, providing Content to Consumer Stores, providing Personal Data to Partners and complying with the Company's other obligations under this Agreement;


(b) implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect against unauthorised or unlawful Processing of Personal Data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, Personal Data, appropriate to the harm that might result from the unauthorised or unlawful Processing or accidental loss, destruction, damage, alteration or disclosure, having regard to the state of technological development and the cost of implementing any measures;


  1. ensure that all personnel who have access to and/or Process Personal Data are obliged to keep the Personal Data confidential;


(d) assist the End-user, at the End-user's cost, in responding to any request from a Data Subject and in ensuring compliance with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation with respect to security, breach notifications, impact assessments and consultations with supervisory authorities or regulators;


(e) notify the End-user without undue delay on becoming aware of a Personal Data breach;


(f) at the written direction of the End-user, delete or return Personal Data and copies thereof to the End-user on termination of this Agreement unless required by European Union or European Union Member State Law or other relevant legislation to store the Personal Data; and


(e) at the cost of and upon reasonable notice from the End-user, provide all information necessary to demonstrate the Company's compliance with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation and allow for and contribute to audits or inspections conducted by the End-user or any auditor acting on the authority of the End-user to carry out an audit or inspection (subject to the End-user or such auditor signing a confidentiality agreement proposed by the Company) provided however that any information obtained in connection with or in the course of any such audit or inspection shall be used solely for the purposes of ensuring that the Company is complying with its obligations as a Processor under the Data Protection Legislation, maintained in the strictest confidence and shall not be used or disclosed for any other purpose.

5 Third Party Providers


The End-user acknowledges that the Services may enable or assist it to access third party software and/or application programming interfaces and the website content of, correspond with, and purchase products and services from, third parties via third-party websites, software and application programming interfaces, and that it does so solely at its own risk. The Company makes no representation or commitment and shall have no liability or obligation whatsoever in relation to the content or use of, or correspondence with, any such third-party website or application programming interfaces, or any transactions completed, and any contract entered into by the End-user, with any such third party. Any contract entered into and any transaction completed via any third-party website or application programming interfaces is between the End-user and the relevant third party, and not the Company. The Company recommends that the End-user refers to the third party's website or application programming interface terms and conditions and privacy policy prior to using the relevant third-party website or application programming interface. The Company does not endorse or approve any third-party website or application programming interface nor the content of any of the third-party website made available via the Services.


6 The Company's Obligations


6.1 The Company warrants that the Services and any Software: (i) will be performed in accordance with reasonable skill and care, and (ii) does not infringe any third party Intellectual Property Rights.


6.2 The warranty at Clause 6.1 shall not apply to the extent of any non-conformance which is caused by use of the Services contrary to the Company's instructions, or modification or alteration of the Services or the Software by any party other than the Company or the Company's duly authorised contractors or agents. If the Services or the Software do not conform with the warranty at Clause 6.1 above, the Company will, at its expense: (i) use reasonable commercial endeavours to correct any such non-conformance promptly, or provide the End-user with an alternative means of accomplishing the desired performance; or (ii) re-perform the relevant Services (as applicable). Such correction, substitution or re-performance constitutes the End-user's sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of the warranty set out in Clause 6.1. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company:


6.2.1 does not warrant that the End-user’s use of the Services or the Software will be uninterrupted or error-free, nor that the Software or the information obtained by the End-user through the Services will meet the End-user’s requirements; and


6.2.2 is not responsible for any delays, delivery failures, or any other loss or damage resulting from the transfer of data over communications networks and facilities, including the internet, and the End-user acknowledges that the Services may be subject to limitations, delays and other problems inherent in the use of such communications facilities. The Company shall use commercially reasonable endeavours to prevent and/or minimise any such delays or loss of data resulting from the transfer of data over communications networks and facilities to the extent that such matters are within the Company’s control.


7. Payments


7.1 The Company shall pay or arrange payment to the End-user the Net Income within 30 days of the end of the month in which the related Income is received from the Consumer Store(s). Net Income shall be applied to the End-user’s Company account, which can be accessed through the Services. For the avoidance of doubt, the Company shall only pay or arrange payment to the End-user the Net Income which is actually received by the Company prior to date on which payment is specified to occur in this Clause 7.1.


7.2 The Company shall not be responsible for the payment of any income tax or corporation tax or comparable taxes levied on the End-user or the Company in respect of the Net Income or Income. If any withholding tax is incurred under income tax or corporation tax enforced in Ireland or elsewhere, the Company shall be entitled to deduct the statutory amount of withholding tax from the payments due to the End-user.


7.3 To the extent that the End-user elects to use Content to distribute free to any third parties (by whatever means), the End-user agrees that it will be solely responsible for any fees or charges levied by Consumer Stores or taxes in respect of such distribution.


7.4 In the event that the Company determines, in its sole discretion, that the End-user's Company account has been subject to and / or involved in fraudulent or infringing activities, the Company reserves the right to discontinue the application of Net Income to the End-user's Company account and block the End-user's ability to otherwise withdraw funds therefrom until resolution of the suspect activities to the satisfaction of the Company. The End- user agrees that any Net Income obtained as a result of the End-user's fraud or infringement of third party Intellectual Property Rights shall be forfeited to the Company. Certain Consumer Stores may also have policies related to fraud and suspected fraudulent activities and the End-user agrees that it is its responsibility to investigate such policies and such policies shall be binding on the End-user hereunder.


7.5 To the extent that any Net Income applied to the End-user's Company account bears any interest prior to the withdrawal by the End-user of such Net Income, the End-user agrees that it will not receive interest or other earnings on the Net Income. In consideration for the End-user's use of the Services, the End-user transfers and assigns to the Company any ownership rights the End-user may have in any interest or other earning that may accrue on Net Income prior to its withdrawal by the End-user.


8. End-User's Obligations


8.1 The End-user shall:


8.1.1 provide the Company with all necessary:


(a) co-operation in relation to this Agreement; and


(b) access to such information as may be required by the Company, in order to render the Services and other Company services as may be available from time to time and in relation to security and configuration services;


8.1.2 comply with all applicable laws and regulations with respect to its activities under this Agreement;


8.1.3 carry out all other End-user responsibilities set out in this Agreement in a timely and efficient manner. In the event of any delays in the End-user's provision of such assistance as agreed by the parties, the Company may adjust any agreed timetable or delivery schedule as reasonably necessary;


8.1.4 ensure that the Authorised Users use the Services in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and shall be responsible for any Authorised User's breach of this Agreement;


8.1.5 obtain and maintain all necessary licences, consents, and permissions necessary for the Company, its contractors and agents to perform their obligations under this Agreement;


8.1.6 ensure that its network, systems, and devices comply with the relevant specifications provided by the Company from time to time and with good industry practice; and


8.1.7 be solely responsible for procuring and maintaining its network connections and telecommunications links from its systems to the Company's systems, and all problems, conditions, delays, delivery failures and all other loss or damage arising from or relating to the End-user's network connections or telecommunications links or caused by the internet.


8.2 The End User engage in (or to permit, encourage, enlist, retain, or employ third parties or any Authorised User to engage in), activities that, in Company’s sole discretion, constitute Streaming Manipulation.


8.2.1 Streaming Manipulation may involve or include, but is not limited to, increasing, generating or manipulating play counts, sales, follow counts, engagement activity, or other key metrics used by the Services and/or any Consumer Store, through the use of (A) bots, scripts, viruses, worms or any other computer codes, files, programs or automated processes; and/or (B) click-farms, troll-farms, inauthentic accounts, shared account information, or virtual private networks. Streaming Manipulation can be the result of activities undertaken with respect to either individual or groups of recordings in order to artificially improve chart positioning, increase market share, increase royalty or other payments, or for any other fraudulent or dishonest purposes.


8.2.2 You should be aware that Streaming Manipulation may be the result of the actions of a third party, such as a promotion or marketing company, record label or music distributor, acting on behalf of an artist or on its own behalf. You are encouraged to investigate and vet any companies or individuals you may enlist, retain, or employ to promote or market your music, as you may be liable for Streaming Manipulation perpetrated by a third party on your behalf. For the avoidance of doubt, any Streaming Manipulation done by a third party on your behalf or that relates to your Content is a breach of this Agreement.


8.2.3 The factors used to determine whether any particular consumption or marketing activity is Streaming Manipulation will vary according to the specific circumstances of each case and the examples and descriptions of Streaming Manipulation set forth herein are not intended to be exhaustive.


8.3 In the event that Company has, in its good faith discretion, reason to suspect that your account and/or Content have been subjected to, involved in, or generated revenue from: violating the terms of this Agreement; fraud; infringement of Intellectual Property Rights; failure to comply with any third-party license requirement; or Streaming Manipulation (collectively, Improper Conduct”), Company reserves the right to (i) discontinue the posting of income, including any Net Income or other payments to your account, (ii) block your ability to otherwise withdraw funds therefrom until resolution of the suspect activities to the satisfaction of Company is obtained. You further agree that such revenues will be forfeited by you if such determination is made, in its good faith discretion, that your account has been subjected to, involved in, or generated revenue from Improper Conduct.


8.4 You further agree to the following:


8.4.1 You agree to provide Company with any information reasonably requested by Company as part of its investigation into Improper Conduct.


8.4.2 You agree that if a Consumer Store notifies Company that any of your Content has generated revenue, plays, or streams as a result of Improper Conduct, such notice will serve as sufficient evidence for Company to determine, in its good faith discretion, that such revenues or plays are the result of Improper Conduct.


8.4.3 Upon Company’s determination that your account or Content have been subjected to, involved in, or generated revenue from Improper Conduct, you agree that all revenue in your account that has been frozen by Company is forfeited, regardless of whether it was generated from any specific Content or Consumer Store(s).


8.4.4 You agree that Company’s good faith determination of Improper Conduct can be based on streaming or other activity that is the same or similar to cases that the Company has previously determined involved Improper Conduct.


8.4.5 The payment of revenues to you by Company does not constitute Company’s acknowledgement that such revenues were not the result of Improper Conduct.


8.4.6 Company has no duty to investigate Improper Conduct unless and until it freezes revenues in your account.


8.4.7 If Company determines that revenues generated to your account are the result of Improper Conduct, and such revenues have already been paid out to you, you agree to return such revenues to Company.


8.4.8 You agree that you will not be entitled to reimbursement for any fees paid by you to Company in the event Company disables access to your account, your Content and/or any other materials you provide to Company, or to any revenues forfeited by you as set forth in the preceding sentence.


8.4.9 To the extent that Company, in its good faith discretion, determines that any Improper Conduct was caused by you or your affiliate’s actions or omissions or by any Authorised User or third party acting on your behalf or at your direction, any costs incurred by Company (including legal fees and expenses) in connection therewith may, in addition to its other remedies, be deducted by Company from any monies otherwise payable to you.


8.4.10 If in Company’s reasonable business judgment it elects to engage an attorney to review potential Improper Conduct or review and/or respond to any third-party allegation of Improper Conduct by you or associated with your account or Recordings, Company shall, in its sole discretion, have the right to deduct from your account or charge any alternate payment method you provide to Company (such as a PayPal account, credit card or debit card) (each a Payment Method”) the cost of such engagement, but at a minimum Five Hundred Dollars ($500), to offset the costs of associated legal fees and expenses.


9 Proprietary Rights


9.1 The End-user acknowledges and agrees that the Company and/or its licensors own all Intellectual Property Rights in the Software and the Services. Except as expressly stated herein, this Agreement does not grant the End-user any rights to, or in, any Intellectual Property Rights.


9.2 The End-user shall ensure that all titles, logos, trademarks, copyright and other notices applied by the Company to the Software or any materials provided or produced by the Company or the Software in connection with this Agreement shall be reproduced and not deleted or removed.

10 Confidentiality


10.1 The End-user may be given access to Confidential Information from the Company in the course of the provision of the Services under this Agreement. The Company's Confidential Information shall not be deemed to include information that:


10.1.1 is or becomes publicly known other than through any act or omission of the End-user;


10.1.2 was in the End-user's lawful possession before the disclosure;


10.1.3 is lawfully disclosed to the receiving party by a third party without restriction on disclosure;


10.1.4 is independently developed by the End-user, which independent development can be shown by written evidence; or


10.1.5 is required to be disclosed by law, by any court of competent jurisdiction or by any regulatory or administrative body.


10.2 The End-user shall hold the Company's Confidential Information in confidence and, unless required by law, not make such Confidential Information available to any third party, or use the Company's Confidential Information for any purpose other than the implementation of this Agreement.


10.3 The End-user shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that the Company's Confidential Information to which it has access is not disclosed or distributed by its employees or agents in violation of the terms of this Agreement.


10.4 The End-user acknowledges that details of the Software and the Services constitute the Company’s Confidential Information.


10.5 This Clause 10 shall survive expiry or termination of this Agreement, however arising.


11 Indemnity


11.1 The End-user shall defend, indemnify on demand and hold harmless the Company and its Authorised Distributors or partners against any and all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, damages, fees expenses and costs (including without limitation court costs and reasonable legal fees) arising out of or in connection with: (i) the End-user's and/ or its Authorised Users' use of the Services otherwise than as permitted under this Agreement, or (ii) any claim by any third party that the use or exploitation of Content by the Company or any of the Consumer Stores infringes a third party's Intellectual Property Rights or other rights.


12 Limitation Of Liability


12.1 Except as expressly and specifically provided in this Agreement:


12.1.1 the End-user assumes sole responsibility for results obtained from the use of the Services by the End-user, and for conclusions drawn from such use. the Company shall have no liability for any damage caused by errors or omissions in any information, instructions or scripts provided to the Company by the End-user in connection with the Services, or any actions taken by the Company at the End-user's direction;


12.1.2 all warranties, representations, conditions and all other terms of any kind whatsoever implied by statute or common law (with respect to the Services or otherwise) are, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, excluded from this Agreement; and


12.1.3 the Services are provided to the End-user on an "as is" basis.


12.2 Nothing in this Agreement shall limit or exclude the liability of either party for a matter in respect of which it would be unlawful to exclude or limit liability.

12.3 Subject to 12.2:


12.3.1 NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ITS AUTHORISED DISTRIBUTORS OR PARTNERS SHALL BE LIABLE TO THE END-USER WHETHER IN TORT (INCLUDING FOR NEGLIGENCE OR BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY), CONTRACT, MISREPRESENTATION, RESTITUTION OR OTHERWISE FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, DEPLETION OF GOODWILL AND/OR SIMILAR LOSSES OR LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR INFORMATION, OR PURE ECONOMIC LOSS, OR FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS, COSTS, DAMAGES, CHARGES OR EXPENSES HOWEVER ARISING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.


12.3.2 THE COMPANY'S TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY (AND THAT OF ITS AUTHORISED DISTRIBUTORS OR PARTNERS) IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY), MISREPRESENTATION, RESTITUTION OR OTHERWISE, ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE PERFORMANCE OR CONTEMPLATED PERFORMANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE FEES RECEIVED BY THE COMPANY PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT DURING THE 6 MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH THE CLAIM AROSE.


12.4 For the purposes of Clause 12.3, the Company is acting on its own behalf and as an agent for and on behalf of its Authorised Distributors and partners, and accordingly the Company may enforce and rely on Clause 12.3 on its own behalf and/or in its capacity as agent of its Authorised Distributors and partners.


13 Term & Termination


13.1 This Agreement shall continue until terminated in accordance with this Agreement.


13.2 The Company may terminate this Agreement on seven (7) days' notice to the End-user.


13.3 The Company may terminate this Agreement immediately on notice should the action of an End-user or the Content uploaded by an End-user, in the reasonable opinion of the Company, bring the Company into disrepute including but not limited to as a result of the upload of unlicensed and/or infringing content or of obscene or offensive content or the behaviour of an End-user


13.4 The End-user may terminate this Agreement on 6 months' notice to the Company.


13.5 Without prejudice to any other rights or remedies to which the parties may be entitled, the Company may terminate this Agreement without liability to the End-user if:


13.5.1 the End-user commits a material breach of any of the terms of this Agreement and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 30 days of that party being notified in writing of the breach;


13.5.2 an order is made or a resolution is passed for the winding up of the End-user, or circumstances arise which entitle a court of competent jurisdiction to make a winding-up order in relation to the other party;


13.5.3 an order is made for the appointment of an administrator or examiner to manage the affairs, business and property of the End-user, or documents are filed with a court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of an administrator or examiner of the End-user, or notice of intention to appoint an administrator or examiner is given by the End-user or its directors or by a qualifying floating charge holder;


13.5.4 a receiver is appointed of any of the End-user's assets or undertaking, or if circumstances arise which entitle a court of competent jurisdiction or a creditor to appoint a receiver or manager of the End-user, or if any other person takes possession of or sells the End-user's assets;


13.5.5 the End-user makes any arrangement or composition with its creditors, or makes an application to a court of competent jurisdiction for the protection of its creditors in any way;


13.5.6 the End-user ceases, or threatens to cease, to trade;


13.5.7 the End-user (being an individual) is the subject of a bankruptcy petition or order; or


13.5.8 the End-user takes or suffers any similar or analogous action in any jurisdiction in consequence of debt.

13.6 On termination of this Agreement for any reason:


13.6.1 all licenses granted under this Agreement (subject to Clause 3.2) shall immediately terminate;


13.6.2 the End-user shall return and make no further use of any Software, property, documentation and other items (and all copies of them) belonging to the other party;


13.6.3 the Company may destroy or otherwise dispose of any of Content in its possession unless the Company receives, no later than thirty (30) days after the effective date of the termination of this Agreement, a written request for the delivery to the End-user of the then most recent back-up of Content. The Company shall use reasonable commercial endeavours to make available the back-up to the End-user within 30 days of its receipt of such a written request, provided that the End-user has, at that time, paid all fees and charges outstanding at and resulting from termination (whether or not due at the date of termination). The End-user shall pay all reasonable expenses incurred by the Company in returning or disposing of Content; and


13.6.4 the accrued rights of the parties as at termination, or the continuation after termination of any provision expressly stated to survive or implicitly surviving termination, shall not be affected or prejudiced.


14 Force Majeure


The Company shall have no liability to the End-user under this Agreement if it is prevented from or delayed in performing its obligations under this Agreement, or from carrying on its business, by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of the Company or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport or telecommunications network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or sub-contractors, provided that the End-user is notified of such an event and its expected duration.


15 General


15.1 The End-user shall not, without the prior written consent of the Company assign, sub-License, delegate or transfer this Agreement or any of its rights under this Agreement to any other person, firm or company. The Company may at any time assign, transfer, charge, sub-contract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement, with or without notice to the End-user.


15.2 All notices to or by the respective Parties shall be in writing in the English language and shall be deemed to have been duly given when (a) delivered by hand, (b) posted by recorded delivery post (postage prepaid), (c) sent by reputable overnight courier (d) sent by fax or (e) sent by email to the party to which such notice is required to be given under this Agreement addressed to the parties as provided for in this Agreement; or to such other address, fax number or email address as either party may subsequently notify to the other in writing.


15.3 Failure or neglect by the Company to enforce at any time any of the provisions hereof shall not be construed nor shall be deemed to be a waiver of the Company's rights pursuant to this Agreement nor in any way affect the validity of the whole or any part of this Agreement nor prejudice the Company's rights to take subsequent action.


15.4 This Agreement supersedes any arrangements, understandings, promises, or agreements made or existing between the parties prior to the signing of this Agreement that constitutes the entire understanding between the parties hereto. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, no addition, amendment, or modification of this Agreement shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by and on behalf of each party by a director or such other duly authorised officer as the case may be.


15.5 In the event that any or any part of the terms, conditions or provisions contained in this Agreement or any Schedule hereto shall be determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent such term, condition or provision shall to that extent be severed from the remaining terms and conditions which shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.


15.6 Where this Agreement specifically references a right accruing to a third party, that third party shall be entitled to enforce that provision against the End-user as if it were a direct party to this Agreement

16 Law & Jurisdiction


This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland and the parties agree that any dispute relating to its terms or subject matter shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.


17 Interpretation


In this Agreement (except where the context otherwise requires): (a) any reference to a Clause or Schedule is to the relevant Clause or Schedule of or to this Agreement; (b) the Clause headings are included for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement; (c) use of the singular includes the plural and vice versa; (d) use of any gender includes the other genders; (e) any reference to "persons" includes individuals, firms, partnerships, companies, corporations, associations, organisations, foundations and trusts (in each case whether or not having separate legal personality); (f) any reference in this Agreement to any statute, statutory provision, subordinate legislation, code or guideline ("legislation") shall be construed as referring to such legislation as the same may from time to time be amended, modified, extended, varied, superseded, replaced, substituted or consolidated; (g) any phrase introduced by the terms "including", "include", "in particular" or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words preceding those terms. The Schedules form part of this Agreement and shall have effect as if set out in full in the body of this Agreement and any references to this Agreement includes the Schedules.

Schedule 1

Processing, Personal Data & Data Subjects

1. Subject Matter

The Personal Data is the subject matter of the Processing in accordance with this Agreement

2. Nature

The storage and processing of the Personal Data via the Software

3. Purpose

the Company will Process Data on behalf of the End-user in relation to the provision of the Services

4. Type of Personal Data

4.1 Personal Data

The Personal Data as entered from time to time by the End-user into the Software, including files uploaded to the Software by the Company on request by the End-user.

4.2 Special Categories of Personal Data

Any special categories of personal data as entered from time to time by the End-user into the Software.

5. Categories of Data Subjects

Data subjects as identified via the personal data entered into the Software by the End-user.