• Terms of Use

AFROPUNK WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

These Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms of Use”) set forth the terms and conditions under which you are authorized to use the websites of AFROPUNK, including any subdomains and mobile versions, use one of our mobile applications, or interact with our other on-site or web-enabled technologies (collectively “Digital Services”).

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

Our Digital Services primarily provide information, cultural commentary and newsworthy aspects about our festivals, events, concerts and related. Through your use of our Digital Services, you consent to the practices described in these Terms of Use.  To the extent additional rules or guidelines affect your use of our Digital Services, those rules and guidelines (including our Privacy Policy) are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use. By using any of our Digital Services, you agree to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you should immediately stop using our Digital Services.

THIRD-PARTY SERVICES AND CONTENT

Our Digital Services are intended primarily for informational purposes. We enable you to inquire about the various services and events promoted or hosted by AFROPUNK and certain third parties. We may also provide links for you to purchase tickets through third party ticketing services, some of which may be operated by a third party, not AFROPUNK. Your use of these features and other content or services provided by third parties—including third-party links to other websites on the Internet—are not governed by these Terms of Use. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of, or any content located on or through, any third-party site or service, or any use of your information by those third parties. You further acknowledge that any reliance on representations and warranties provided by any party other than AFROPUNK will be at your own risk. You expressly agree to hold us harmless for any claims of damage arising from any content, product or service provided by any third party or use of your information by those third parties. Your use of those third-party websites and services is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies posted on each site or service, and we encourage you to review those terms of use and privacy policies.

MODIFICATIONS AND INTERRUPTION TO THE DIGITAL SERVICES

We reserve the right to modify or discontinue all or any portion of our Digital Services with or without notice to you. We will not be liable if we choose to exercise this right. You acknowledge and accept that we do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our Digital Services, or that operation of our Digital Services will be uninterrupted or error free. You understand that usage of our Digital Services may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of our control.

YOUR REPRESENTATIONS

As a condition of your right to use our Digital Services, you represent that you are of legal age to enter into a binding contract and that you are not a person barred from accessing the Digital Services under the laws of the United States or any other country.

RESTRICTED ACTIVITIES

Any use of content on the Digital Services, including without limitation reproduction for purposes other than those noted herein, modification, distribution, replication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind, without prior written permission of an authorized officer of AFROPUNK, is strictly prohibited. With the exception of search engines, you agree that you will not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained therein without prior written permission of an authorized officer of AFROPUNK. You may use the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, except as described herein. You may download or print a single copy of any portion of the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from such content. You may not make any use of content owned by any third parties which is available on the Digital Services, without the express consent of those third parties.  You may not engage in any of the following with regard to the Digital Services (including without limitation posting or transmitting content through the Digital Services), and you agree not to use the Digital Services to:

(1)    violate or encourage the violation of any local, state, national, or international law or regulation;

(2)    collect or store personal data about other users of our Digital Services or solicit personal information from any individual;

(3)    impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

(4)    send or promote any message that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, abusive, sexually explicit, threatening, vulgar, obscene, profane, disparaging regarding racial, gender or ethnic background, any statement that you have reason to know is false or misleading, or otherwise objectionable messages, as determined by Company in its sole discretion;

(5)    infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or privacy, or other right of any party, or distribute any content you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;

(6)    promote or distribute any unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, or material which can be characterized as “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or similar material, any request for or solicitation of money, goods, or services for private gain, or any information posted primarily for advertising, promotional, or other commercial purposes;

(7)    disrupt or interfere with the security or use of the Digital Services or any websites or content linked to them;

(8)    interfere with or damage the Digital Services, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, Trojan horses, harmful code, denial of service attacks, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or email address information or similar methods or technology or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to our Digital Services;

(9)    attempt to use another user’s account, impersonate another person or entity, misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, including (without limitation) AFROPUNK, our any third party, or create or use a false identity;

(10) attempt to obtain unauthorized access to the Digital Services or portions thereof that are restricted from general access;

(11) use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing AFROPUNK’s (or any third party partner or sponsor’s) name, trademarks, or product names;

(12) attempt to reverse engineer or otherwise derive or obtain the code in any form for any software used in the Digital Services;

(13) engage in any activity that interferes with any third party’s ability to use or enjoy the Digital Services; or

(14) assist any third party in engaging in any activity prohibited by these Terms of Use.

Further, without our written consent, you may not:

(1)    reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purpose any AFROPUNK content or any use of or access to the Digital Services;

(2)    use any high volume, automated, or electronic means (including, without limitation, robots, spiders, scripts, or other automated devices) to access the Digital Services or monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained thereon;

(3)    deep link to the Digital Services for any purpose; or frame the Digital Services, place pop-up windows over any content, or otherwise affect the display of the Digital Services.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY

If you believe that any content of this Website violate your copyright, please see our Copyright Policy [INSERT AS LINK TO COPYRIGHT POLICY] for instructions on sending us a notice of copyright infringement. It is the policy of AFROPUNK to terminate the user accounts of repeat infringers.

COPYRIGHT POLICY

Reporting Claims of Copyright Infringement

We take claims of third-party intellectual property rights very seriously.  In particular, we will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any materials accessible on or from this site (the “Website”) infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access to them) from the Website by submitting written notification to our copyright agent designated below. In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (“DMCA”), the written notice (the “DMCA Notice”) must include substantially the following:

  • Your physical or electronic signature.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works on the Website, a representative list of such works.
  • Identification of the material you believe to be infringing in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material.
  • Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number, and, if available, email address).
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the written notice is accurate.
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Our designated copyright agent to receive DMCA Notices is:

DMCA Manager/Copyright Agent

INSERT CONTACT INFO HERE

If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective.

Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Website is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.

In accordance with the DMCA, it is the policy of AFROPUNK to terminate use of our Digital Services by repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AFROPUNK, THEIR RELATED ENTITIES, SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS, AND RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY “AFROPUNK”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, RELATED TO OUR DIGITAL SERVICES.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF OUR DIGITAL SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. OUR DIGITAL SERVICES AND ALL CONTENT, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE DIGITAL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. AFROPUNK ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TIMELINESS OF DELIVERY OF CONTENT, ANY FAILURES OF DELIVERY, ERRONEOUS DELETION, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND YOU CLAIM WAS INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY DIGITAL SERVICES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, WILL ANY OF THE COMPANY PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY CLAIMING THROUGH YOU FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, LIABILITY OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR RELIANCE ON ANY OF OUR DIGITAL SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT, PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROVIDED TO YOU THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OF OUR DIGITAL SERVICES. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA, GOODWILL, REVENUE OR PROFITS.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify and hold AFROPUNK harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of your posting of any content on our Digital Services, or other use of our Digital Services in a manner not permitted by these Terms of Use, including without limitation your actual or alleged violation of these Terms of Use, or infringement of a third party’s intellectual property or other rights by you or another user of our Digital Services using your computer, mobile device or account.

[[USER-SUBMITTED CONTENT]]

Any content uploaded, posted, submitted, or otherwise made available by individual users of the Digital Services, including without limitation blog comments, message board posts, and any other content which does not originate with Company (“User Content”), is the sole responsibility of the person who made such User Content available on the Digital Services. Under no circumstances will Company be liable in any way for any User Content made available through this Digital Services by you or any third party.

Since Company does not control the User Content posted on the Digital Services, it does not guarantee the truthfulness, integrity, suitability, or quality of that User Content, and it does not endorse such User Content. You also agree and understand that by accessing the Digital Services, you may encounter content that you may consider to be objectionable. Company has no responsibility for any User Content, including without limitation any errors or omissions therein. The Company Parties are not liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any User Content on the Digital Services.

User Content is owned by the author thereof, and Company does not claim ownership of original works created and posted by individual visitors to this Digital Services. However, by uploading, posting, transmitting or otherwise making any User Content available on or through the Digital Services, you are granting Company, and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and other related entities an irrevocable, nonexclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, transferrable, sublicensable, worldwide license to copy, reproduce, modify, publish, display, distribute publicly, perform, exploit, and prepare derivative works of such User Content (including your name, image, likeness, or information you have made publicly available in connection therewith) in any manner, media or format now existing or hereafter devised, without any obligation of notice, attribution or compensation to you.

Company reserves the right (but has no obligation) in its sole discretion to pre-screen, edit, refuse, move or remove any User Content that is posted on the Digital Services. You agree that the exercise by Company of such discretion shall not convert or transform User Content to content owned or provided by Company, and the user who made such User Content available on the Digital Services will retain ownership thereof as described below.

PROVIDING FEEDBACK TO COMPANY

We welcome your comments and feedback about our Digital Services. All information and materials submitted to AFROPUNK through the Digital Services or otherwise, such as any comments, feedback, ideas, questions, designs, data or the like regarding or relating to the Digital Services or the business of AFROPUNK (collectively, “Feedback“), will be considered NON-CONFIDENTIAL and NON-PROPRIETARY with regard to you, but AFROPUNK reserves the right to treat any such Feedback as the confidential information of AFROPUNK.

By submitting Feedback to AFROPUNK, you assign to AFROPUNK, free of charge, all worldwide rights, title and interest in all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in such Feedback. AFROPUNK will be entitled to use any Feedback you submit, and any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any such Feedback, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products and services using such Feedback without restriction and without compensating you in any way. You are responsible for the information and other content contained in any Feedback you submit to us, including, without limitation, its truthfulness and accuracy.

CHANGES TO THESE TERMS

We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update these Terms of Use without prior notice. You are encouraged to check this page regularly for changes to the Terms of Use. Modifications will become effective immediately upon being posted to our Digital Services, without further notice to you. Your continued use of any of our Digital Services after such modifications are posted constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of such modifications, and you may not amend these Terms of Use.