PLEASE READ THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE
USING THE MUSIC WORLD CUP® SITE AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY WAY
IN THE MUSIC WORLD CUP® INTERNATIONAL MUSIC TALENT COMPETITION
This Acceptable Use Policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our site and/or platform and/or services, and/or participate in any way in the MUSIC WORLD CUP® Competition, including via our website www.musicworldcup.com (“our site”). This Acceptable Use Policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site.
Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this Acceptable Use Policy.
This Acceptable Use Policy is written in English. Should any translation of this Acceptable Use Policy conflict with the English version, the English version will prevail.
Our site is operated by Music World Cup Management AG (referred to as "we" or “us”). We are registered in Switzerland under company number CHE439843431 and have our registered office at Turmstrasse 18, 6312 Steinhausen, Switzerland.
1. PROHIBITED USES
1.1. You may only use our site for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
(a) In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
(b) In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
(c) For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
(d) To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our Content Standards
(e) To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
(f) To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers,
spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
1.2. You also agree:
(b) Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
(i) any part of our site;
(ii) any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
(iii) any software used in the provision of our site;
(iv) any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party;
(v) other users’ accounts, content or personal information; or
(vi) the Competition.
2. INTERACTIVE SERVICES
2.1. We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including in respect of, without limitation:
Voting, Commenting, Messaging, Downloads, Store, and Location-Based Services("interactive services").
2.2. Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
2.3. We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
2.4. The use of any interactive services on our site by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
2.5. Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
3. CONTENT STANDARDS
3.1. These content standards (“Content Standards”) apply to any and all material and/or data and/or information which you contribute to or via our site and to any services associated with it or as part of the Competition (“contributions”).
3.2. You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole. In particular, these standards apply to any material and/or information provided as part of the Competition.
3.3. Contributions must:
(a) Be accurate (where they state facts).
(b) Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
(c) Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
3.4 Contributions must not:
(a) Contain any commercial content or spam.
(b) Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
(c) Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
(d) Contain or promote obscene or sexually explicit material.
(e) Contain or promote violence.
(f) Contain or promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
(g) Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
(h) Be intended to and/or likely to deceive any person.
(i) Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
(j) Contain or promote any illegal activity.
(k) Be threatening, abusive; abuse or invade another’s privacy; or cause or be likely to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
(l) Harass, upset, bully, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person, or be likely to harass, upset, bully, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
(m) Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
(n) Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
(o) Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
4. SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
4.1. We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy through your use of our site and/or your participation in the Competition (whether as an Artist or Voter or otherwise).
(a) Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
(b) Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material or content (including User Content and/or Entries) uploaded by you to our site, as applicable.
(c) Issue of a warning to you.
(d) Disabling your account.
(e) Disqualifying you from the Competition (if applicable).
(f) Removing, cancelling or reversing any MUSIC WORLD CUP® credits, votes and/or voting privileges.
(g) Putting in place technical and/or legal steps to prevent you from using our site and/or participating in the Competition or future MUSIC WORLD CUP® competitions or activities in any way.
(h) Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
(i) Further legal action against you.
(j) Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
4.3. We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this Acceptable Use Policy. The responses described in this Policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we deem appropriate in our absolute discretion.
5. CHANGES TO THIS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
We may revise this Acceptable Use Policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this Acceptable Use Policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.