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UG Plus Terms of Service

THIS TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT") IS A LEGAL AND BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU ("YOU," "YOUR" OR "YOURSELF") AND ULTIMATE GUITAR USA LLC ("OUR," "US," "WE" OR "ULTIMATE GUITAR"), WHICH GOVERNS YOUR USE OF THE UG PLUS SERVICE TOGETHER WITH ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS, MATERIALS AND SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SAME BY US AND/OR THIRD PARTIES (COLLECTIVELY, "THE SERVICE"). PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY PRIOR TO USING THE SERVICE. BY REGISTERING FOR, USING OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING THE SERVICE, OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF, IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO BECOME A PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY AND COMPLY WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN. THE SERVICE IS OFFERED AND MADE AVAILABLE ONLY TO USERS 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. IF YOU ARE NOT YET 13 YEARS OLD, PLEASE DISCONTINUE USING THE SERVICE IMMEDIATELY, OR IF, FOR ANY REASON, YOU DO NOT ACCEPT AND AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE IN ANY MANNER.  When we refer to the "use" of the Service in this Agreement, we mean any actual or attempted access or use of the Service, including, without limitation, any transmission, exchange of information or communication associated with the Service. These terms and conditions, together with any other terms of use applicable to other Ultimate Guitar owned or controlled web sites and any other policies, rules and provisions which are described, linked or otherwise referred to and form a part of this Agreement, including, without limitation our Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and us, superseding any and all prior or inconsistent understandings, representations or agreements regarding the Service.  1. ACCESS TO THE SERVICE  Subject to certain limitations as described herein, you are granted the right to access our text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, or any other materials (collectively, "Content") under certain terms and conditions as set forth in this Agreement. In order to use the Service, you must obtain access to the Internet and pay any service fees associated with such access. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such connection to the Internet and to be able to access the digital Content files. Download and use of software content may be subject to an additional license agreement. You must be at least 13 years of age to enroll in the Service. To begin the enrollment process, you must complete the Service registration process located on our web site at www.ultimate-guitar.com or such other registration process as we may provide from time to time.  2. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS  You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service registration process (such information being the "Registration Data"). You further agree that, in providing such Registration Data, you will not knowingly omit or misrepresent any material facts or information and that you will promptly enter corrected or updated Registration Data via the Service, or otherwise advise us promptly in writing of any such changes or updates. You further consent and authorize us to verify your Registration Data as required for your use of and access to the Service, as applicable. If you are already registered for the Service, you shall utilize your existing user ID and password in connection with your account (collectively referred to herein as "IDs"). If you are not already registered, you shall establish IDs. You agree that you will not allow another person to use your IDs to access and use the Service under any circumstances. You are solely and entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your IDs and for any charges, damages, liabilities or losses incurred or suffered as a result of your failure to do so. We are not liable for any harm caused by or related to the theft of your IDs, your disclosure of your IDs, or your authorization to allow another person to access and use the Service using your IDs. Furthermore, you are solely and entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account including any charges incurred relating to the Service. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known to you. You acknowledge that the complete privacy of your data and messages transmitted while using the Service cannot be guaranteed. A person who completes the registration process for the Service is sometimes referred to herein as a "Registered User".  3. ULTIMATE GUITAR PRIVACY POLICY  Ultimate Guitar takes your privacy seriously and operates under the policies and principles outlined in its Privacy Policy, which contains important information and disclosures relating to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information in connection with your use of the Service. Our Privacy Policy is set forth here.  4. USER RESTRICTIONS  4.1 Ultimate Guitar will make reasonable efforts to keep the Service operational. However, certain technical difficulties, routine site maintenance/upgrades and any other events outside the control of Ultimate Guitar may, from time to time, result in temporary service interruptions. Ultimate Guitar also reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, functions of the Service with or without notice. You agree that Ultimate Guitar shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any of the direct or indirect consequences of any modification, suspension, discontinuance of or interruption to the Service.  4.2 By using the Service, you acknowledge and agree that you have no right to provide any files obtained through the Service to any other party or through any other means. You agree that you will not duplicate or otherwise reproduce the Content, or any portion thereof, onto any physical medium, memory or device now known or hereinafter devised; except, however, that you may print out text-based Tablature and/or Lyrics for your personal, non-commercial use, as permitted by our license agreements with Content Providers. With respect to certain songs, Content Providers will not permit this functionality. In addition, you agree that you will not attempt to, or encourage or assist any other person to, circumvent or modify any Content protection methods. "Tablature" or "Tabs" means a system of notation using letters, symbols, or other visual cues instead of standard notation to indicate how a musical work is to be played. "Lyrics" means the words of a musical composition.  4.3 You may not use or allow others to use, your IDs and/or the Service, directly or indirectly, nor upload, distribute, transmit, communicate, link to, publish or access any data, information or material through, using or otherwise in connection with the Service, that: (a) is libelous, defamatory, vulgar or obscene, pornographic, sexually offensive or explicit, harmful or harassing, threatening, hateful, racially, culturally, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive, discriminatory or abusive; (b) violates any law or regulation or the rights of others; (c) causes duress, distress or discomfort to another or is likely to deter or discourage others from using the Service; and/or (d) infringes any intellectual property, proprietary rights or confidentiality obligations of others. You are solely responsible and liable for any such activity, behavior, use and conduct. We have no liability and you bear the sole and exclusive risk associated with use of or reliance on the accuracy, quality, completeness, reliability or usefulness of any data, information or material in connection with your IDs. You also may not use, nor allow others to use, your IDs, the Service, directly or indirectly, to: (x) attempt to or actually disrupt, impair or interfere with, alter or modify the Service or any information, data or materials posted and/or displayed by us or anyone else; (y) act in a way that affects or reflects negatively on us, the Service, or anyone else; (z) collect or attempt to collect any information from others including, without limitation, personally identifiable information, without such party's prior consent. You agree to comply with all local, state, federal laws, statutes, rules and regulations, as well as any international treaties, which are applicable to your use of the Service.  4.4 You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Service, including, without limitation: (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging onto a processor, communications or access device or account which you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Service or to breach security or authentication measures, regardless of your motives or intent; (c) attempting to interfere with or disrupt the Service or service to any user, processor, host or network, including, without limitation, by submitting a virus, worm or Trojan horse; or (d) sending unsolicited e-mail or other information, including promotions or advertising. Violations of system or network security or this Agreement may result in civil or criminal liability. We have the right to investigate occurrences, which may involve such violations and we may involve, provide information to and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.  4.5 In some cases, Ultimate Guitar derives its rights to use the Content offered on the Service from third party content owners, other than Registered Users ("Content Providers") for fixed periods of time. As well, Ultimate Guitar is sometimes required to remove certain Content off the Service for legal reasons. Therefore, certain Content offered or advertised by Ultimate Guitar may not be available when you try to access it, and not all Content is available in all countries or territories.  4.6 You acknowledge and agree to the essential condition that the Content is provided "As Is". Therefore, you are aware and agree that the Content might not be suitable for your purposes or satisfy your expectations or requirements with respect to it. You also acknowledge and agree that the Content could contain errors or other harmful components. Therefore, we recommend that prior to accessing the Content, you ensure, at your cost, that the Content will suit your requirements and needs and will not have any negative impact on your computer and/or your media player system.  5. TERMINATION /CANCELLATION  5.1 To cancel your account or subscription, please visit http://plus.ultimate-guitar.com/account/ or contact Ultimate Guitar's Customer Service by email support-ugplus@ultimate-guitar.com. If you cancel your subscription, Ultimate Guitar will not refund any remaining portion of your subscription fees except as expressly provided for herein. Please note that, following cancellation of your subscription to the Service, you will not be able to access the Service.  For monthly subscriptions, you may cancel your monthly subscription anytime during the month however, you will not receive a refund for the current month's subscription (which will remain active for the remainder of that month's subscription term) and your payment method will not be charged for any subsequent monthly billing periods; as a courtesy to you we will convert your account to a free account. For subscriptions other than monthly subscriptions, if you cancel your subscription during the first fourteen (14) days of your subscription term you will receive a  refund of the difference between the then-in-effect and current subscription fee to which You are subscribed and the then-in-effect and current monthly subscription fee. Your account will not auto-renew for any recurring periodic charges at the end of the subscription term. As a courtesy to you we will convert your Account to a free account at the end of the 30-day period. For subscriptions other than monthly subscriptions, if you cancel your subscription after the first fourteen (14) days of your subscription term you will not receive a refund; your Account will remain active as originally subscribed through the end of your subscription term, and we will change your account subscription information so that it does not auto-renew for any recurring periodic charges or any subsequent renewal term.  As a courtesy to you we will convert your Account to a free account at the end of the subscription term. Your non-termination or continued use of the Service reaffirms that Ultimate Guitar is authorized to charge your payment method. We may submit those charges for payment and you agree you will be responsible for such charges. This does not waive our right to seek payment directly from you. 5.2 We may terminate this Agreement, restrict, suspend or terminate your use of the Service immediately and without notice or liability, if you violate, breach or fail to comply with this Agreement in any way, and it will not limit any other rights or remedies which are available to us.  5.3 You may terminate this Agreement by providing us with written notice of your termination and ceasing to use Service. Termination is your sole right and exclusive remedy if you are not satisfied with the Service. Upon the effective date of any such termination, your right to use the Service shall immediately cease.  6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS  6.1 The Content available through the Service is the property of Ultimate Guitar or its Content Providers and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. Content received through the Service may be accessed for your personal, non-commercial use only.  6.2 You acknowledge that Ultimate Guitar retains exclusive ownership of the Service and all intellectual property rights associated therewith. The Service contains proprietary and confidential information that is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Except as expressly provided herein, you are not granted any rights or license to patents, copyrights, trade secrets or trademarks with respect to the Service or the Content, and Ultimate Guitar reserves all rights not expressly granted hereunder. You may not copy, reproduce, transfer or access (except as expressly authorized by this Agreement), re-license, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, translate, publish, transmit, distribute, display, broadcast, re-broadcast, redistribute, modify, create derivative works from, capture or store in any physical media, market, rent, sell, lease, sublicense, or participate in any sale of or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, the Service or any related software. You shall promptly notify Ultimate Guitar in writing upon your discovery of any unauthorized use or infringement of the Service or the Content or Ultimate Guitar's patent, copyright, trade secret, trademarks or other intellectual property rights. Except as expressly provided for herein, any copy or use of any portion of the Service shall constitute an act of copyright infringement and a breach of this Agreement. Furthermore, Ultimate Guitar may in its sole discretion pursue any other available rights or remedies at law or in equity for a violation of this Agreement or such copyright infringement.  6.3 We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide our Copyright Agent the following information:  (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;  (ii) a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;  (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;  (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address;  (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;  (vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.  Our Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:  By mail: Copyright Agent c/o Berman Entertainment and Technology Law 235 Montgomery St., Suite 760 San Francisco, CA 94104 By phone: (415) 816-9623 By fax: (415) 449-3650 By email:  Beat-Law Email This information can also be found by clicking here.  6.4 Please note that any Content made available on or through the Service which contains or displays the YouTube logo or which is provided via the YouTube player is hosted on YouTube's servers, and Ultimate Guitar thus does not have the ability to permanently remove all or any such content from YouTube's servers. Therefore, if you have a complaint concerning any video content made available on the Service that is provided by YouTube, you should contact YouTube directly in accordance with copyright policies at: http://www.youtube.com/t/terms. If you believe that your work is available on the Website via the YouTube player in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please: (i) contact YouTube directly in accordance with copyright policies at: http://www.youtube.com/t/terms and (i) contact Ultimate Guitar by sending us a notice in accordance with the provisions of this Section 6.  6.5 The Ultimate Guitar logos and other trademarks on the site are the property of their respective owners and are owned by, licensed to, or, where required, used with permission by Ultimate Guitar and may not be reproduced, copied, or manipulated in any manner without the express, written approval of the trademark owner  7. REGISTERED USERS  7.1 The Service may, but is not obligated to, offer interactive features that allow Registered Users to, among other things, submit or post Content ("User Generated Content") or links to third party Content on areas of the Service accessible and viewable by other users of the Service and the public. If you are a Registered User, you represent and agree that any use by you of such features, including any User Generated Content or links submitted or posted by you, shall be your sole responsibility, shall not infringe or violate the rights of any other party or violate any laws, contribute to or encourage infringing or otherwise unlawful conduct, or otherwise be obscene, objectionable or in poor taste, and that you have obtained all necessary rights, licenses or clearances. Registered Users also further agree to provide accurate and complete information in connection with your submission or posting of any User Generated Content on the Service. "User Generated Content" includes, without limitation, tablatures (text or electronic), reviews, videos, photos, articles, audio files, applications and any other content whether copyrightable or not.  7.2 Ultimate Guitar does not claim any ownership rights in User Generated Content that you transmit, submit, display or publish ("post") on, through or in connection with the Service. After posting your User Generated Content on, through or in connection with the Service, you continue to retain any such rights that you may have in your User Generated Content, subject to the limited license herein. By posting any User Generated Content on, through or in connection with the Service, you hereby grant to Ultimate Guitar a limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such User Generated Content solely on, through or in connection with the Service, including, without limitation, through the Service to applications, widgets, websites or mobile, desktop, including, without limitation, distributing part or all of the Service and any User Generated Content included therein, in any media formats and through any media channels, and shall constitute a waiver of any rights, ''moral rights,'' or any similar rights under any jurisdiction. This limited license does not grant Ultimate Guitar the right to sell or otherwise distribute your User Generated Content outside of the Service.  7.3 The license you grant to Ultimate Guitar is non-exclusive (meaning you are free to license your User Generated Content to anyone else in addition to Ultimate Guitar), fully-paid and royalty-free (meaning that Ultimate Guitar is not required to pay you or anyone else deriving rights from you for the use on the Service of the User Generated Content that you post), sublicensable (so that Ultimate Guitar is able to use its affiliates, subcontractors and other partners such as Internet content delivery networks and wireless carriers to provide the Services), perpetual (meaning that no termination of this Agreement will affect the license granted by you), and worldwide (because the Internet and the Services are global in reach).  7.4 Ultimate Guitar reserves the right not to post or publish any User Generated Content, and to delete, remove or edit any User Generated Content, at any time in its sole discretion without notice or liability.  7.5 Ultimate Guitar has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any information and User Generated Content submitted or posted by you or otherwise available on the Service, to investigate any reported or apparent violation of this Agreement, and to take any action that Ultimate Guitar in its sole discretion deems appropriate.  7.6 Rights Granted to Registered Users:  (a) Tablature Rights. Subject to any third party restrictions, Ultimate Guitar grants to Registered Users a nonexclusive right and license, solely in connection with the Service, to (i) create Tablatures based upon the compositions that we have licensed from third party publishers and writers (the "Licensed Compositions"); and (ii) reproduce, distribute and display the Tabs (or any portion thereof) on or through the Service.  (b) Lyric Rights. Subject to any third party restrictions, Ultimate Guitar grants to Registered Users a nonexclusive right and license, solely in connection with the Service, to include and display the lyrics of the Licensed Compositions, in whole or in part, in conjunction with the Tabs and independently of the Tabs (the "Lyrics Rights").  (c) Demonstration Rights. Subject to any third party restrictions, Ultimate Guitar grants to Registered Users a nonexclusive right and license, solely in connection with the Service, to (i) record the Licensed Compositions as audio files, (ii) record the Licensed Compositions in synchronization with visual images; and (iii) perform publicly the Licensed Compositions and any reproductions in conjunction with or in lieu of the Tablatures (collectively the "Demonstration Rights").  (d) The Licensed Composition to Tablature Rights, the Demonstration Rights and the Lyrics Rights as provided hereunder are collectively referred to hereunder as the "Rights Granted." For purposes of clarification and the avoidance of doubt, the Rights Granted are only granted to Registered Users of the Service and not to any other users of or visitors to the Service.  (e) Ownership and Reservation of Rights. Except for the Rights Granted hereunder, and subject to any third party restrictions, the respective Content Providers retain all right, title and interest in and to the Licensed Compositions and nothing in this Agreement shall (or shall be construed to) restrict, impair, transfer, license, convey or otherwise alter or deprive the respective Content Providers of any of their rights or proprietary interests in any intellectual property, content, data, information or any other materials or rights, tangible or intangible..  8. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES  YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF AND ACCESS TO THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND AN "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WE DO NOT MAKE, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM, ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SERVICE, THE ULTIMATE GUITAR SITE AND THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. OR ANY WARRANTIES ARISING BY COURSE OF DEALING OR CUSTOM OF TRADE. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT ANY MATERIAL, CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES DISPLAYED ON OR OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, APPROPRIATE, RELIABLE, OR TIMELY. WE ALSO MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND/OR YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, FREE OF VIRUSES, MALICIOUS CODE, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR OTHERWISE SECURE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY  TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER ULTIMATE GUITAR, ITS CONTENT PROVIDERS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS, AFFILIATES OR THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER FORM OF DAMAGES IN ANY MANNER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION OR THE BASIS OF THE CLAIM OR WHETHER OR NOT ULTIMATE GUITAR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  10. INDEMNITY  You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless against any losses, expenses, costs or damages (including our reasonable attorneys' fees, expert fees' and other reasonable costs of litigation or proceedings) arising from, incurred as a result of, or in any manner related to any claim or action based upon (a) your breach of, or failure to comply with, the terms and conditions of this Agreement, (b) your use of the Service, and/or (c) the use of the Service by any other person using your IDs. We may, in our discretion, participate in the defense of any such claim or action and any negotiations for its settlement or compromise. No settlement which may adversely affect our rights or obligations shall be made without our prior written approval. We reserve the right, at our own expense and on notice to you, to assume exclusive defense and control of any such claim or action and then your corresponding indemnification obligation will end.  11. CHOICE OF LAW AND CONSENT TO JURISDICTION  The Service is created, operated and controlled by Ultimate Guitar in the State of California, United States of America. The laws of the State of California will govern this Agreement without giving effect to any principles or conflicts of laws.  12. OBJECTIONABLE MATERIAL  You understand that by using the Service, you may encounter content that may be deemed offensive, indecent, or objectionable, which content may or may not be identified as having explicit language. Nevertheless, you agree to use the Service at your sole risk and that Ultimate Guitar shall have no liability to you for content that may be found to be offensive, indecent, or objectionable. Content descriptions are provided for convenience, and you acknowledge and agree that Ultimate Guitar does not guarantee their accuracy.  13. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION  13.1 Ultimate Guitar believes in building a caring community based around music and will not tolerate antisocial or unlawful behavior in connection with the Service. We expect you to use only language appropriate for general conversation, with no insulting, racist, obscene or sexually explicit remarks  13.2 You are solely responsible for the content of any transmissions you make to the Service or any User Generated Content you add to the Service (the ''Communications''). You will not use the Service to: Upload, post, e-mail, transmit, display, copy, distribute, promote, or otherwise communicate to the public;  (a) Communications of any kind that are false, unlawful, threatening, tortious, disparaging (including disparaging of Ultimate Guitar, its parent, subsidiaries or affiliates), anything that adversely affects Ultimate Guitar such as discouraging any person or entity from advertising with, linking to or supplying Ultimate Guitar, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, racist, sexually explicit, ethnically or culturally offensive, indecent, or that promotes violence, racial hatred, terrorism, or illegal acts, or are otherwise objectionable in Ultimate Guitar's sole discretion;  (b) Communications of any kind that violate, plagiarize, misappropriate or infringe upon the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright (including, offering pirated computer programs or links to such programs, information used to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, including serial registration numbers for software programs, rights management information or any type of cracker utilities), trademark, patent, trade secret, rights of privacy or publicity, confidential information or any other proprietary right;  (c) Communications of any kind that contain a virus, Trojan horse, time bombs, worms, spyware, adware, malware, bots, any automated use of the system, such as scripts, or other harmful component or restricts or inhibits any other user's uninhibited use and enjoyment of the Service, interferes with, overburdens, impairs or disrupts the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobeys any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;  (d) Communications of any kind that are false or misleading or that constitute or contain false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact, including, without limitation, by forging any TCP/IP packet header, any part of the header information in any transmission to the Service, or otherwise manipulating identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted to or from the Service;  (e) Communications of any kind which include any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, requests for money, petitions for signature, or any other form of solicitation;  (f) Communications of any kind that encourage, promote, solicit or commit conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law or otherwise make available any material that exploits or harms any individual, corporation or other entity;  (g) Communications of any kind designed to impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;  (h) Communications of any kind that disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to scroll faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges on the Service;  (i) Communications of any kind designed to stalk, abuse, sexually exploit, violently exploit, groom, act violently toward, threaten or otherwise harass another;  (j) Communications of any kind designed to use or attempt to use another's information, account, password, service or system except as expressly permitted;  (k) Communications of any kind designed to solicit or collect personal data including telephone numbers, addresses, last names, email addresses, or any other kind of information about users, including without limitation, through such means as spidering, "screen scraping," "database scraping," harvesting of e-mail addresses, wireless addresses or other contact or personal information, or any other automatic means of accessing, logging-in or registering on the Website or for any services or features offered on or through the Website; and  (l) Communications of any kind that undertake any commercial purpose or activity without the prior written consent of Ultimate Guitar, including, for example and without limitation, inserting your own or a third party's advertising, branding or promotional content into the Service (for example, without limitation, in an RSS feed or a podcast received from Ultimate Guitar or otherwise available through the Service).  13.3 Ultimate Guitar reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your account or take such other action as Ultimate Guitar sees fit in relation to any breach of Ultimate Guitar's Public Communication policy or any of the other terms set forth herein. In extreme cases or as required by law or regulation, Ultimate Guitar reserves the right to take court action and/or report your conduct to the relevant authorities.  13.4 You acknowledge and agree that any Communications made to or by means of any portion of the Service are public. You acknowledge that (i) you have no expectation of privacy in any Communication, and (ii) no confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied or other relationship is created between you and Ultimate Guitar by reason of your transmitting a Communication to any area of the Service.  14. INFORMATION PROVIDED  You acknowledge that any reliance upon any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed or distributed through the Service is at your sole risk. Ultimate Guitar reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Service, or to deny access to the Service to anyone at any time. You acknowledge and agree that Ultimate Guitar is not responsible for any User Generated Content posted by users of the Service. Prior to making any decisions based on information posted on the Service, you are advised to verify the information. Ultimate Guitar shall not have any liability arising from your acts or decisions based upon the information provided on the Service.  15. LINKS TO OTHER SITES  The Service may contain hyperlinks and pointers to other sites on the Internet that may be maintained by third parties ("Other Sites"). If you use the hyperlinks to access these Other Sites, you will leave the Service and your browser will be re-directed to the Other Sites. The Other Sites may have their own terms of use and privacy policy and those Other Sites may have different practices and requirements than the Service. Ultimate Guitar may not have knowledge of, and is not responsible for, the content, information, services, products or advertisements presented by any Other Site which you use at your own risk. Ultimate Guitar does not warrant or make any representation regarding the legality, accuracy, quality or authenticity of content, information, services or products presented by Other Sites. The hyperlinks to Other Sites do not constitute an endorsement by Ultimate Guitar of any Other Site(s) or resources, or their content, information, services or products. The Service is only providing these links to you as a convenience. The terms of use and privacy policy of any Other Sites shall apply to your access and use of them. Ultimate Guitar accepts no responsibility for the content or conduct of Other Sites  16. ULTIMATE GUITAR LINKING AND WIDGET POLICY  Any website that links to the Service or on which you include the Ultimate Guitar widget: (a) must not frame, surround, obfuscate or create a browser or border environment around any of the Content of the Service; (b) may link to, but not replicate, the Content of the Service; (c) must not imply that Ultimate Guitar or the Service are endorsing or sponsoring it or its products, unless Ultimate Guitar has given its prior written consent; (d) must not present false information about Ultimate Guitar or its products or services; (e) must not use the Service or trademarks except as expressly permitted in this Agreement or without Ultimate Guitar's prior written permission; (f) must not contain content that is illegal, obscene or defamatory, or that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial; and (g) must not support, endorse or encourage piracy or the unauthorized exploitation of intellectual property rights. By linking to the Service, you agree that you do and will continue to comply with the Ultimate Guitar Linking and Widget Policy. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Ultimate Guitar reserves the right to deny permission to link to the Service for any reason in our sole and absolute discretion. Any Ultimate Guitar widget is not provided for commercial use, distribution or exploitation. If you are the operator of a commercial website and would like to link to the Service or include the Ultimate Guitar widget in your website, please contact us by emailing webmaster@ultimate-guitar.com. Ultimate Guitar reserves the right to remove links or block the Ultimate Guitar widget at any time and for any reason in its absolute discretion.  17. SERVICE FEES  17.1 By registering for the Service, you agree to pay the fees designated for the Service level you select, which can be found at http://plus.ultimate-guitar.com/tab-pro/ and  http://plus.ultimate-guitar.com/ad-free/ and in accordance with this section 17.1. Additional charges may include purchases you make or service level changes you request. Subject to your right to terminate the Service prior to the expiration of a Trial Period (defined hereinafter), if any, as described in Section 17.3 below, you agree to pay the applicable amounts for the minimum period specified therein. The term "month" (or "monthly") is defined herein as a 30-day cycle; "quarter" (or "quarterly") is defined herein as a 90-day cycle; "semiannual" (or "semiannually" or "6-month") is defined as a 180-day cycle; "year" (or "annual" or "annually") is defined as a 360-day cycle; and "biennial" (or "biennially" or "two-year") is defined herein as a 720-day cycle.  17.2 By checking the box, your subscription will continue automatically at the fee rate applicable to the Service, which you have selected unless terminated by Ultimate Guitar or until you notify Ultimate Guitar of your decision to cancel your subscription to the Service. See the Section entitled "Termination / Cancellation" for cancellation instructions. All subscriptions require a commitment for a minimum period(s) of time ("Service Level Period") and, consequently, cannot be cancelled until the end of the Service Level Period. You may, at any time during your subscription period, set your account to cancel, or select another monthly, quarterly , semiannual, or annual subscription plan into which to renew, effective at the end of your then-current plan. At the end of your monthly, quarterly, semiannual, or annual subscription period(s), your subscription will automatically renew (the “Renewal Date”) and you will be billed for a monthly, quarterly, semiannual, annual or biennial subscription respectively at your then-current plan level, unless you elect to terminate the Service pursuant to Section 5 at the rates in effect when the charges were incurred. All fees and charges are nonrefundable. You will receive an email notice approximately 30 days prior to the Renewal Date. The notice will let you know that your current subscription term is about to end and the Renewal Date when your subscription will be renewed and your account charged. All notices regarding your subscription will be sent to your last email of record. Please keep a record of when your subscription term ends and the next Renewal Date. You are responsible for timely canceling your subscription regardless of whether you receive any notice from us. 17.3 If, when registering, you signed up for a subscription with a "Trial Period," you will be allowed a period during which you can try out the Service. Only one Trial Period is permitted per person. Certain Content may not be available for access during your Trial Period. The Trial Period will expire upon the last day of the number of days indicated in the Trial Period offer concerned ("Expiration of the Trial Period"). (Please refer to the confirmation provided on the site and via email for the specific terms of your Trial Period). If you terminate the Service prior to the Expiration of the Trial Period, you will not have any further obligation with respect to the version of the Service to which you have committed and any remaining Trial Period credits will expire. If you do not terminate and do nothing, at the Expiration of the Trial Period, you will be automatically subscribed to the UG Plus Service and billed based on the payment plan selected when you registered (or as you may have updated through the "Your Account" section of the Service). By signing up to a Trial Period, you understand and agree that: (i) you will be required to provide billing payment method upon registration; (ii) Ultimate Guitar will obtain a pre-authorization for the fee amount that you will be charged at the Expiration of the Trial Period. It is possible that some financial institutions may perceive these requested amounts as actual pending charges. These are not actual charges however, and you are solely responsible for any rules that your credit card company applies to them, such as overdraft fees.  17.4 Payment must be made by a major credit card accepted by Ultimate Guitar (currently, VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover), or any other methods of payment as Ultimate Guitar may accept from time to time. If Ultimate Guitar does not receive payment from the credit card issuer or its agent, you agree to pay all amounts due upon demand by Ultimate Guitar. Your card issuer agreement governs your use of your designated card in connection with the Service, and you must refer to that agreement and not this Agreement to determine your rights and liabilities as a cardholder. YOU, AND NOT ULTIMATE GUITAR, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING ANY AMOUNTS BILLED TO YOUR CREDIT CARD BY A THIRD PARTY, WHICH WERE NOT AUTHORIZED BY YOU. If you want to designate a different credit card or there is a change in credit card validity or expiration date, or if you believe someone has accessed the Service using your IDs without your authorization, you must contact Ultimate Guitar immediately at support-ugplus@ultimate-guitar.com 17.5 If Ultimate Guitar does not receive the full amount of your Service account balance within thirty (30) days of the Billing Date, a late payment charge of one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month (or the highest amount allowed by law, whichever is lower) may be added to your bill and immediately become due and payable. Unless you notify Ultimate Guitar of any discrepancies within sixty (60) days after they first appear on your account statement, they will be deemed accepted by you for all purposes, including resolution of inquiries made by your card issuer. You release Ultimate Guitar from all liabilities and claim of loss resulting from any error or discrepancy that is not reported to Ultimate Guitar within sixty (60) days of its first appearance on an invoice or credit card statement.  17.6 You agree to pay Ultimate Guitar all reasonable attorney's fees and costs incurred by Ultimate Guitar to collect any past due amounts. Your account may be deactivated without further notice if payment is past due, regardless of the dollar amount. You agree to pay any outstanding balance in full within thirty (30) days of cancellation or termination of your Service account.  17.7 The fees, charges and payments hereunder do not include and you are solely responsible for paying any taxes, duties, government levies or other charges imposed by a taxing or other regulatory authority relating to your use of the Service. You are solely responsible for arranging payment for any and all additional or premium charges for your use of any third party services via the Service.  17.8 ULTIMATE GUITAR RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT ANY TIME, TO CHANGE ITS FEES AND BILLING METHODS, INCLUDING THE ADDITION OF SUPPLEMENTAL FEES OR SEPARATE CHARGES FOR CONTENT, OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY ULTIMATE GUITAR. If any such change is unacceptable to you, you may cancel your subscription to the Service, as provided in Section 5. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SERVICE FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF A CHANGE TO SUCH FEES AND BILLING METHODS SHALL CONSTITUTE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH CHANGE.  18. CUSTOMER SUPPORT  If you need assistance with your account, you may reach Customer Support at any time here: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/about/contact.htm or by email at support-ugplus@ultimate-guitar.com. Please note that these are the only methods to contact Ultimate Guitar for Customer Support; there is no Customer Support by telephone or fax. The Disclaimers of Warranties and Limitations of Liability set forth in these Terms of Use expressly apply to the use of Customer Support. We may utilize the services of third parties in providing you Customer Support.  19. OTHER IMPORTANT PROVISIONS  19.1 Use of the Service is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this Section 19.  19.2 You shall not use the Service in any manner contrary to local, state or federal law. Ultimate Guitar expressly disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for any action by you that is contrary to such law(s) by you and reserves the right to terminate your Service immediately upon notice of your failure to comply with any such local, state or federal law.  19.3 Our performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of our right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Service or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use.  19.4 If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect.  19.5 No failure or delay in enforcing any provision, exercising any option or requiring performance, shall be construed to be a waiver of that or any other right in connection with this Agreement.  19.6 You may not assign your rights under this Agreement without our prior written permission and any attempt by you to do so shall be void from inception.  19.7 This Agreement, together with our Privacy Policy and any other rules, regulations, procedures and policies which we refer to and which are hereby incorporated herein by this reference, constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the Service and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us with respect to the Service.  19.8 Any provision which must survive in order to allow us to enforce its meaning shall survive the termination of this Agreement; provided, however, no action arising out of this Agreement or your use of the Service, regardless of form or the basis of the claim, may be brought by you more than one (1) year after the cause of action has arisen (or if multiple causes, from the date the first such cause arose) and you hereby waive any longer statute of limitations that may be permitted by law.  19.9 A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.  20. CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS  We reserve the right to add, delete, change or modify parts of this Agreement at our sole discretion and at any time without notice or liability to you. If we do this, we will post the changes to the Terms of Use on this page and will indicate the effective date of the Terms of Use at the bottom of the page. It is important for you to refer to this Agreement from time to time to make sure that you are aware of any additions, revisions, or modifications that we may have made to this Agreement. Your continued use of the Service constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. Last updated March 25, 2013