TunePad Terms of Use

Updated: July 6, 2018

TunePad was created by the TIDAL Lab at Northwestern University. Please read the Terms of Use carefully. By using TunePad you affirm that you have read, understood, and accepted the terms and conditions in the Terms of Use. If you do not agree with any of these conditions, please do not use TunePad. Your privacy is important to us. Please read our Privacy Policy to understand how TunePad uses, collects, and stores information it collects. TunePad may change Terms of Use from time to time. The most recent version will appear on this page. Your continued use of TunePad means that you accept changes to the Terms of Use.

Account Creation and Maintenance

In order to use some features of TunePad, you will need to register and create an account. Creating an account is optional, but you will need an account to save your work. Please see TunePad’s Privacy Policy for data use policies. You may not use another person's TunePad account without permission. If you think that your account is no longer secure (for example, if someone found your password), please change your password. If you cannot access your account to change your password, notify us at tunepad@northwestern.edu

Rules of Use

You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations when you use TunePad. You may not use TunePad in any unlawful way, including to harass, intimidate, stalk, or defame any other person. You may not create content that contains foul language, promotes discrimination or violence, or contains sexually explicit material. You further agree not to use TunePad in any way intended to disrupt the service, gain unauthorized access to the service, or interfere with any other user's ability to use the service. TunePad may remove content that violates the Terms of Use without notice.

User-Generated Content and Licensing

For the purposes of the Terms of Use, "user-generated content" includes any projects, code, or other information that a user submits to TunePad. All user-generated content you submit to TunePad is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license. The TunePad Team may ask your permission to share your content on the TunePad site. It is possible that some inappropriate user-generated content may be submitted and displayed on TunePad. You understand that when you use TunePad you may be exposed to user-generated content that you find objectionable or offensive. TunePad makes no warranties about the accuracy or originality of any user-generated content. TunePad does not endorse any views, opinions, or advice expressed in user-generated content.

Content and Licensing

TunePad owns and retains all rights to the TunePad code, design, and functionality. The TunePad includes stock sounds to help users create music. Stock sound files not created by the TunePad team were purchased royalty free under the following licenses:

  • SoundSnap https://www.soundsnap.com/licence
  • Sounds.com https://sounds.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Freesound.org https://freesound.org/help/tos_web/
  • University of Iowa http://theremin.music.uiowa.edu/MISpiano.html

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

If you are a copyright holder and believe that content on TunePad violates your rights, you may send a DMCA notification to tunepad@northwestern.edu

Suspension and Termination of Accounts

TunePad has the right to suspend or delete your account for violations of the Terms of Use. If you want to delete or temporarily disable your account, please email tunepad@northwestern.edu.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation on Liability

YOU ACCEPT THE PROGRAM ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. TUNEPAD MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT ALL ERRORS CAN BE OR HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED FROM THE PROGRAM. TUNEPAD SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSSES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PROGRAM, AND CAN IN NO WAY PROVIDE COMPENSATION FOR ANY LOSSES SUSTAINED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY OBLIGATION, LIABILITY, RIGHT, CLAIM OR REMEDY FOR TORT, OR FOR ANY ACTUAL OR ALLEGED INFRINGEMENT OF PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, TRADE SECRETS, OR SIMILAR RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES, NOR ANY EXPENSE, MACHINE DOWNTIME OR DAMAGES CAUSED TO YOU BY ANY DEFICIENCY, DEFECT OR ERROR IN THE PROGRAM OR MALFUNCTION THEREOF, NOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED. TUNEPAD DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, BOTH EXPRESS AND IMPLIED RESPECTING THE USE AND OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY ARISING FROM COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. TUNEPAD MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE PROGRAM IS ADEQUATELY OR COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN, OR BEHAVES IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTATION.

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