Current Media, LLC (together with any affiliates, the “Company,” “Current,” “we,” “us” or “our”) owns and operates a number of mobile apps and interactive services, including without limitation, Android-based Current Cash Rewards and iOS-based Current Rewards (collectively, the “Current Apps” or “Apps”)). These Terms of Service (“Terms”) apply to the Current Apps and to all of the features, mobile applications, emails, online services and other functionalities available via or related to the Current Apps.
These Terms constitute a binding contract between you, an individual user (“you”) and the Company governing your use of the Service (as defined below). BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN YOU MUST NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE.
Material Terms: As provided in greater detail in these Terms (and without limiting the express language of these Terms), you acknowledge the following:
if you are using the App (as defined below) on an iOS-based device, then you agree to and acknowledge the “Notice Regarding Apple,” below
The “Service” consists of Current’s website located at https://current.us (the “Website”), the Current Apps, and all other online properties provided by Current or any of its affiliates, as each may be updated, relocated, or otherwise modified from time to time, including through networks, embeddable widgets, downloadable software, and mobile device applications, and all intellectual property contained therein. The Service presently enables or in the future may enable Users (as defined in Section 2.1) to access audio only, audio visual and literary content, including when any of the foregoing are made available through Third Party Services (as defined in Section 16) (collectively, “Content”) via streaming for real-time listening and via the use of a record feature provided for personal, time-shifted future listening. The Service may provide an information location tool and presently provides an audio guide service offering access to a selection of indexed radio stations, podcasts, and other streaming content from Third Party Services who are solely responsible for the content included in their transmissions. The Service may include a functionality that permits Users to obtain Products (as defined in Section 5.3) solely for redemption on the Service via the use of Points (as defined in Section 5.1) for the time, attention, and data arising from, during and between User’s consumption of Content (e.g., the viewing of or listening to Content). The Service may also permit Users to record, save, and share certain Content, including by linking the User’s Account (as defined in Section 2.1) to accounts on third-party platforms. To the extent a functionality described herein is not presently provided by Current, any Terms specifically governing such functionality will not apply until such functionality is made available to you. Nothing in this Service Description guarantees that any functionalities described herein will be made available by Current at any time or in all territories where the Service is available, and Current reserves the right to not implement or terminate any implementation of any functionality at any time for any and all users and in all or some territories without notice and without any liability to you. But we aim to offer you some great functionalities so please visit the Service often to see what new and exciting things we provide.
You understand and agree that Current may change these Terms at any time without prior notice. Current will endeavor to provide you with prior notice when there are any material changes, and may require that you subsequently take an affirmative action acknowledging agreement to the revised Terms before continuing to access the Service. You may read a current, effective copy of these Terms at any time at https://current.us/terms. The revised Terms will become effective at the time of posting on the Service, and your use of the Service after such time will constitute your acceptance of the revised Terms. If any change to these Terms is not acceptable to you, then your sole remedy is to stop using the Service and terminating your Account (as defined in Section 2.1). Notwithstanding the preceding sentences of this Section 1.2, no revisions to these Terms will apply to any dispute between you and Current that arose prior to the effective date of those revisions.
We may require you to agree to additional terms and/or policies that we make available to you from time-to-time in connection with your use of the Service, including, without limitation, any such terms that apply to contests that we run on the Service (“Additional Terms”). Any such Additional Terms are hereby incorporated into and subject to these Terms, and, absent express language to the contrary, these Terms will control in the event of any conflict or inconsistency with the Additional Terms to the extent of the conflict or inconsistency.
Current will provide you with access to the Service for free. In return for enjoying free access to all or any portions of the Service, you acknowledge and agree that Current may generate revenues, increase goodwill or otherwise increase the value of Current from your use of the Service, including, but not limited to, through the collection of data and by displaying or performing advertising of any form (e.g., audio-only, display, audiovisual), and, except for your right to earn Points for use of the Service, you will otherwise have no right to share in any such revenues, goodwill or value whatsoever. Current in its sole discretion may require the exchange of Current Points to access certain features on the Service. Current will provide you with advance notice of any such changes or the exchange of Current Points before they take effect.
You may be transferred to online merchants or other third party sites through links or frames from your use of the Services, including through direct offers or our offer wall. The Services do not sell any goods or services to consumers and nothing in the Services shall be construed as an offer to sell anything or enter into any kind of business relationship. Any purchases you make will be through other websites and from other companies. You are cautioned to read such websites' terms and conditions and all policies, including policies regarding sales, returns, warranties and privacy before using such sites in order to be aware of the terms and conditions of your use of such sites. Be sure to carefully evaluate and investigate such sites on your own to your satisfaction.
You are also cautioned to carefully read the terms and conditions of any coupons, specials, sweepstakes, promotions, sales or other offers from these merchants. Current shall not be responsible for any inaccuracies; misrepresentations; product or service liability; offensive, infringing, libelous or illegal materials; lack of availability of other sites, information, promotions, products, or services; viruses or other computer problems resulting from use of such sites; or any liabilities resulting from the terms and conditions of other sites. Current shall not be responsible for the timing or operation of any expiration dates of coupons, promotions, discounts or other offers published on the Services, which are under the sole and exclusive control of the online merchants or third party sites to which you will be transferred from the Services. Current does not guarantee any content on such sites or anything offered by third parties, including but not limited to prices, promotions, products, or services.
These other sites are not under the control of Current, are not monitored or reviewed by Current, and Current is not aware of the contents of such sites. Current does not sponsor, endorse, or recommend these sites and makes no representations or warranties of any kind with regard to any sites, their terms and conditions of use or service, or the way they may collect, save, store, and use information, including your personally identifiable information. You acknowledge that Current is not responsible for the products, services, accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the contents or any transmissions received through such sites. These sites may contain information or material that is illegal, unreasonable or that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. The inclusion of a link or frame to any site does not imply endorsement of that site by Current or its advertisers or licensors, or any association with its operators, and is provided solely for your convenience. You should review the terms and conditions of use or service of each website you visit. Linking to any service or site is at your sole risk.
If you have any complaint with such sites, contact that site directly, or contact your state Attorney General or the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov.
The Service is controlled and operated by Current from its offices in the State of Illinois. Current makes no representation that materials on the Service are appropriate, lawful or available for use in any locations other than the United States of America. Those who choose to access or use the Service from locations outside the United States of America do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Access to the Service from jurisdictions where the contents or practices of the Service are illegal, unauthorized or penalized is strictly prohibited.
The Service is or may be made available through computers, connected mobile devices (e.g., phones, tablet computers), and other connected devices (e.g., smart watches, set-top box, etc.) (collectively, “Mobile Services”). When using the Service through Mobile Services, your Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) or mobile carrier’s normal data, messaging and other fees and rates will apply, and you are solely responsible for paying such fees and rates. Further, downloading, installing or using certain Mobile Services may be prohibited or restricted by your mobile carrier, and not all Mobile Services may work with all carriers or devices. You are therefore solely responsible for confirming with your ISP or mobile carrier whether the Mobile Services are available to you and your devices, what restrictions, if any, may be applicable to your use of the Mobile Services, and what the cost will be to you for the Mobile Services.
You may be able to send messages to others through certain functionality on the Service, including inviting your friends to use the Service by sending them a text message through your mobile device. If you choose to invite your friends, we may ask you to provide us with access to certain contact information in your mobile device’s address book. You represent and warrant that: (i) you will only send messages to others who have given you their express consent to receive messages; (ii) you, and only you, are responsible for sending messages and Current merely acts as a technology platform; and (iii) you will indemnify and hold Current harmless from any and all claims arising out of your messages. You are responsible for all fees and charges associated with your messages. If a recipient of messages you send requests that we prevent you from sending additional messages to them through the Service, then we will abide by such recipient’s request and block you (and other users of the Service) from sending messages to such persons.
IN THE UNITED STATES, THE SERVICE IS NOT FOR PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 13. FOR USERS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, THE SERVICE IS NOT FOR PERSONS UNDER THE AGE FOR WHICH RULES APPLY ON AN AGE-BASED BASIS FOR THE COLLECTION OF DATA (“Restricted Age”). IN ALL CASES, THE SERVICE IS NOT FOR ANY USERS PREVIOUSLY SUSPENDED OR REMOVED FROM THE SERVICE BY CURRENT. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE IN THE UNITED STATES OR THE RESTRICTED AGE IN THE TERRITORY WHERE YOU RESIDE, THEN YOU MUST NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SERVICE AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER. Furthermore, by using the Service, you affirm that either you are at least 18 years of age or have been authorized to use the Service by your parent or legal guardian who is at least 18 years of age and entered into these Terms on your behalf.
You may access some parts of the Service without affirmatively registering, in which case an interim membership will be automatically created for you if you open one of our Apps, but in order to access all the features of the Service, you must affirmatively register for an account on the Service (an “Account”). When you create an Account, you must complete the registration process by providing Current with current, complete, and accurate information, as prompted by the applicable registration form. Any person who accesses and/or uses the Service, whether on his or her own behalf or on behalf of any third party, will be referred to herein as a “User,” and Users who have registered Accounts are referred to as “Current Members.”
You acknowledge that in the event you provide any information to Current that is untrue, inaccurate, out of date, or incomplete, Current may terminate these Terms and your continued access to and use of the Service at any time and without any liability to you. This includes by having a lapsed email address on file with Current. If we attempt to communicate with you via email and the message is rejected as undeliverable, then we may suspend or terminate your account in our sole discretion and without any liability to you. So please be sure to keep your information current.
As part of the registration process, your account will be registered by the basic information you provide to us, including your name and email address. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to disallow, cancel, remove, suspend or terminate your Account, without liability to you or any third party, and with or without prior notice to you including, without limitation, if activities occur on your Account that we believe would or might constitute a violation of these Terms, cause damage to or impair the Service, infringe or violate any third party rights, damage or bring into disrepute the reputation of Current, or violate any applicable laws or regulations. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of your Account and password. You agree to notify Current immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security. To notify us, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are responsible for all use of the Service occurring under your Account. You are responsible for keeping your password confidential and for notifying us if your password has been hacked or stolen. Current will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your Account or password, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by Current or another party due to someone else using your Account or password.
You acknowledge that Current has acquired, and is the owner of, the Current trademarks, service marks, design marks, or other indicia of origin (“Marks”) displayed on the Service. You will not, at any time or for any reason, challenge the validity of, or Current’s ownership of, the Marks, and you waive any rights you may have at any time to do so. All goodwill generated from the use of the foregoing Marks by you will inure exclusively to the benefit of Current. All trademarks, service marks, design marks, or other indicia of origin shown on the Service but not owned by Current are the property of their respective owners (“Third Party Marks”). Except as otherwise permitted by law, you may not use the Marks or the Third Party Marks to disparage Current or the applicable owner of such Third Party Marks, Current’s or a third party’s products or services, or in any manner (using commercially reasonable judgment) that may damage any goodwill in the Marks or Third Party Marks.
Subject to your complete and ongoing compliance with these Terms, Current hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, royalty-free license to access and use the Service, solely for your non-commercial use and strictly in the manner set forth in these Terms. Unless otherwise specified in writing, the Service is solely for your personal use and not for resale. Current reserves the right at all times and without notice to: (i) restrict and/or terminate your access to the Service (or any portion thereof); and (ii) modify or discontinue providing the Service (or any portion, features or functionalities thereof). You acknowledge and agree that, except as required by law, Current will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of all or any portion of the Service. If you are dissatisfied with any changes to the Service, then your sole option is to discontinue or terminate your use of the Service as described herein.
You may use the Service solely for lawful purposes and solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service. You may not use the Service in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair our servers or networks, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Service. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service, Current Member Accounts, or computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining, or any other means. Without limiting any of the foregoing, you expressly agree that you will not (and you agree not to allow or assist any third party to):
We may take any legal action and implement any technical remedies to prevent the violation of these provisions and to enforce these Terms. We may disclose violations of these Terms to governmental authorities in our sole discretion in order to enforce our rights, the rights of third parties, or to prevent injury or harm to any person.
In order to reward Users for certain activities on the Service and to enable Users to obtain certain premium Services, Current, in its sole discretion, may offer Users the ability to purchase a license to our in-app virtual currency (“Current Points” or “Points”) that may be used to acquire virtual goods and services solely within the Service. Current Points earned on any of the Current Apps will be credited to your Account, provided that the information supplied during the registration process for any Current App is consistent with other Current Apps. If you are receiving Current Points in more than one Account, would like to link such Accounts, and Current has not discovered suspicious or fraudulent activity on account of your use of multiple Accounts, please contact Current at email@example.com (Reference: Linking Current Accounts) for assistance. While we may use terms like “buy,” “purchase,” or “sell” in reference to Current Points, such terminology is merely for convenience and does not mean that Current Points has any particular value. When you earn Current Points, you obtain a license to Current Points, which operate as virtual currency solely within the Service, and Current Points do not (i) have an equivalent value in fiat currency; (ii) act as a substitute for fiat currency; or (iii) earn interest. Current only transmits Current Points as required to provide the Service as described in these Terms, which does not include money transmission services.
Current may also allow you to obtain Current Points: (i) when you consume advertisements in video, image, or audio form that appears before, during or after Content transmitted to you; (ii) performing Activities associated with a Rewards Program; (iii) when you provide data to Current in the form of saves, votes, skips, or optional information such as your age, country or city, tastes and preferences, and answers to other survey questions; (iv) by referring others to the Service; (v) by creating User Content (as defined in Section 7.1) for the Service; and (vi) through such other methods as Current may offer from time to time. If Current offers you the opportunity to acquire Current Points, and you accept such offer, Current hereby grants you a non-exclusive, revocable, limited, non-transferable (except as expressly provided herein) right and license to use such Current Points only in connection with the Service as permitted by us, subject to these Terms and your compliance with these Terms. Current will credit to your Account any Current Points acquired by you. Your license to use Current Points will terminate upon termination of these Terms or your account and as otherwise provided herein, except as otherwise required by applicable law.
Current displays lock-screen and charge-screen advertisements on Android devices by default unless a User opts out of such functionality by updating the advertisement settings in the App. We offer this functionality to reward you for having installed the App on your mobile device. For so long as you enable the functionality to receive lock-screen and charge-screen advertisements, you will be eligible to earn a fixed number of Current Points for every day on which lock-screen advertisements are enabled regardless of whether you view or engage with the lock-screen and charge-screen advertisements. Current will determine the number of Current Points provided in connection with the receipt of lock-screen and charge-screen advertisements in its sole discretion. You may find information on how many Current Points you earn each day by reviewing your Current Credit history in the App.
Current may offer an opportunity to redeem Current Points for (i) gift cards for use with participating third party merchants, and (ii) hard goods offered directly by Current (collectively, “Products”). We will, in our sole discretion, determine and communicate the availability and exchange rate for any Current Points, which may be modified at any time. You must comply with any individual redemption limitations as indicated via the Service. We reserve the right to cancel, restrict or terminate Current Points or the ability to redeem Current Points for Products at any time for any reason. All Products are subject to availability. You may choose a Product that is still available for which you have accumulated sufficient Current Points for redemption. Select the Product you wish to use and follow the instructions to complete the redemption process.
When you receive a Product, you will be able to utilize that Product in accordance with the terms and conditions of the third-party merchant and you will be bound by the terms and conditions of that merchant. If you would like information regarding any of third-party merchants and the terms and conditions that govern such Products, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will indemnify and hold Current harmless from any liability arising from your redemption of Current Points for a Product or the use of any services accessed through the redemption of the Product. You are responsible for filing any claims with carriers for damaged or lost shipments. The redemption of Current Points for any Products shall not transfer any intellectual property rights in any Products unless specifically noted.
“Bonus Bucks” are a form of Service credit, where, upon receipt by a User, allows a User to accumulate Current Points at an accelerated rate (“Accelerated Earning”) while consuming Content (i.e., streaming media content) on the Service only. Enhanced earning through a User holding Bonus Bucks in an Account does not apply to other forms of Points’ earning through the Service, including the completion of rewarded activities such as survey completion; consuming rewarded video, and completing tasks and offers on the offer wall contained in the Service.
A User is eligible to receive Bonus Bucks when redeeming Current Points for gift cards and products. Each Bonus Buck will expire in thirty (30) day increments after the issue date depending on the number of Bonus Bucks held by a User in an Account. By way of example, if a User holds one Bonus Buck, Accelerated Earning will cease after 30 days; if a User holds two Bonus Bucks, Accelerated Earning will cease after 60 days; and so on. There is no limit on the number of Bonus Bucks that a User can hold in an Account at one time.
Current reserves the right to discontinue Bonus Bucks and may modify these Terms at any time. To accumulate and keep Bonus Bucks, you must maintain an Account in good standing, as required under the “Registration, Accounts, Passwords and Security” section of these Terms. Unless required by law, Bonus Bucks are non-transferrable and are not redeemable for cash. If you have an Account, you can receive Bonus Bucks solely in connection with the redemption of Current Points. Your Bonus Bucks cannot be resold or otherwise transferred. Your Bonus Bucks cannot be combined or merged with Bonus Bucks in another Account. Unauthorized or fraudulent use, resale or distribution of Bonus Bucks is prohibited. Current reserves the right to cancel, revoke or otherwise prevent the issuance of Bonus Bucks in cases of mistake and in any suspected case of unauthorized or fraudulent use. In addition, notwithstanding anything to the contrary, if your account is not maintained with current information, it is a violation of these Terms, and you may forfeit any Bonus Bucks in your Account.
All redemptions of Current Points are final, and Current does not offer refunds for any Current Points redeemed for the acquisition of Products, except as required by applicable law. Current Points are not redeemable or exchangeable for fiat currency, monetary value, or convertible for other virtual currency from Current or any other third party, except as expressly provided in these Terms or otherwise required by applicable law. You are expressly prohibited from transferring, assigning, selling, gifting, exchanging, trading, converting, leasing, sublicensing, renting, or distributing Current Points, whether directly or through an intermediary, except through the Service and as expressly permitted by Current. Current Points are provided to you for entertainment purposes only unless otherwise expressly provided for in these Terms. Current Points are not property, and you have no right, title or interest in any Current Points.
Current does not recognize or condone any third-party service that may be used to sell, exchange, transfer, or otherwise dispose of Current Points, and Current does not assume any responsibility for, and will not support, such transactions. Neither Current nor any third party has any obligation to exchange Current Points for anything of value, including, but not limited to, fiat currency, except as expressly provided in these Terms or otherwise required by applicable law. Current makes no guarantee as to the nature, quality, or value of Current Points or the availability or supply thereof.
Any unredeemed free or promotional Current Points deposited into your Account will expire one year after such Current Points are deposited into your Account.
Any unredeemed Current Points deposited into your Account after January 15, 2019 on account of your use of the Service will expire one (1) year after such Current Points are deposited into your Account.
Any unredeemed Current Points deposited into your Account prior to January 15, 2019 on account of your use of the Service will expire five (5) years after such Current Points are deposited into your Account.
If you have any questions regarding the status of your Current Points, then please contact us at email@example.com.
Current, in its sole discretion, may impose limits on the use of Current Points, including, but not limited to, the amount that may be obtained or redeemed. You acknowledge and agree that Current may engage in actions that may impact the perceived value or purchase price of Current Points at any time, except as prohibited by applicable law. Except as otherwise prohibited by applicable law and except for the limited licenses granted under these Terms, Current reserves and retains all rights, title, and interest in and to all Current Points. Current, in its sole discretion, has the absolute right to manage, modify, suspend, revoke, and terminate your license to use Current Points without notice, refund, compensation, or liability to you, except as otherwise prohibited by applicable law.
When you register with Current, Current may send you an SMS text message containing a code in order to verify your phone number and may send SMS text messages and push notifications (“Messages and Notifications”) in order to keep you informed about the Service. By using the Service, you agree to receive Messages and Notifications regarding your use of the Service. SMS text messages are for informational purposes only. While Messages and Notifications are intended to enhance your use of the Service, you may (i) disable push notifications on your device; and/or (ii) reply to the message “STOP” to remove yourself from our text message database.
If you wish to remove yourself from any list (other than as set forth in Section 6.2), then please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of our communications.
Depending on your current Carrier plan, you may incur charges for these Messages and Notifications and agree to not hold Current liable for any charges incurred. You acknowledge that any terms between you and any third-party provider (such as, for example, Apple®, Android™, or Verizon) create no obligation or responsibility on the part of Current, and that Current is not responsible for any failure of warranty by any such third party.
Current cannot control certain factors relating to message delivery. You acknowledge that, depending on your Carrier’s service, it may not be possible to transmit a text message to you successfully. We have no liability for transmission delays or message failures.
If we permit you to send or transmit to us information, images, media, opinions, creative suggestions, ideas, notes, concepts, or other materials (collectively, “User Content”), then, by uploading, posting, or transmitting (collectively, “Posting”) such User Content to any area of the Service, you hereby grant Current and its designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, and irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, make available, retransmit from Third Party Services, and otherwise use and exploit (collectively, “Use”) all or any part of such User Content in any media now known or hereafter developed, for the purposes of (i) advertising, marketing, and promoting Current and the Service; (ii) displaying and sharing your User Content to other Users of the Service; and (iii) providing the Service as authorized by these Terms, without compensation to you. Except as set forth in the foregoing sentence, no User Content will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution, or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any User Content. Current may remove or alter any User Content at any time for any reason and without any liability to you. We neither endorse nor are responsible for any opinion, advice, information, or statement made or displayed on the Service by any User. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in articles or postings, for hyperlinks embedded in messages or postings, or for any results obtained from the use of such information. Under no circumstances will Current and/or its affiliates, suppliers, or agents be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on such information obtained through the Service. We cannot and do not take responsibility for the veracity, reliability, or completeness of any opinion, advice, information, or statement available on the Service.
The opinions expressed on the Service by Users reflect solely the opinions of the Users who Post thereon and do not reflect the opinions of Current. Current does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, appropriateness, availability or quality of any User Content, and under no circumstances will Current be liable in any way for any User Content. Current does not pre-screen any User Content, but you acknowledge and agree that we have the right (but not the obligation) to monitor the Service and User Content and to remove, disallow, block, delete, or disclose User Content and the circumstances surrounding its transmission to any third party in our sole discretion, including in order to operate the Service properly; to protect ourselves, our sponsors, and our Users; and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests. If you believe an item of User Content violates these Terms or our other member policies, then please contact Current immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can consider its editing or removal. We recommend that you save copies of any User Content that you Post to the Service on your personal device(s) in the event that you want to ensure that you have permanent access to copies of such User Content.
YOU RETAIN OWNERSHIP OF ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE IN YOUR USER CONTENT AND SUBMITTING YOUR USER CONTENT TO THE SERVICE DOES NOT TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF YOUR RIGHTS. You are solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of Posting it on the Service. By Posting User Content, you represent, warrant, and covenant that: (i) you are the creator and owner of the User Content or otherwise have sufficient rights and authority to grant the rights granted herein; (ii) the Posting and Use of your User Content does not and will not (A) infringe, violate, or misappropriate any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; (B) slander, defame, or libel any other person; or (C) require us to obtain any further licenses from or pay any royalties, fees, compensation, or other amounts or provide any attribution to any third parties; (iii) your User Content does not contain any viruses, adware, spyware, worms, or other harmful or malicious code; (iv) the Posting of your User Content on the Service does not result in a breach of contract between you and a third party; and (v) unless you have received prior written authorization, your User Content specifically does not contain any confidential information of any third party. We reserve all rights and remedies against any Users who breach these representations and warranties.
Current respects the intellectual property of others and takes the protection of intellectual property very seriously, and we ask our Users to do the same. Infringing activity will not be tolerated on or through the Service.
Current’s intellectual property policy is to (i) remove or disable access to material that Current believes in good faith or upon notice from an intellectual property owner or his or her agent, is infringing the intellectual property of a third party by being made available through the Service; (ii) remove any User Content uploaded to the Service by “repeat infringers”; and (iii) terminate the accounts of repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances. Current considers a “repeat infringer” to be any User that has uploaded User Content or Feedback (as defined in Section 18) to or through the Service and for whom Current has received more than two takedown notices compliant with the provisions of 17 U.S.C. § 512 with respect to such User Content or Feedback. Current has discretion, however, to terminate the Account of any User after receipt of a single notification of claimed infringement or upon Current’s own determination.
If you believe that any content made available on or through the Service has been used or exploited in a manner that infringes an intellectual property right you own or control, then please promptly send a “Notification of Claimed Infringement” containing the following information to the Designated Agent identified below. Your Notification of Claimed Infringement may be shared by Current with the User alleged to have infringed a right you own or control, and you hereby consent to Current making such disclosure. Your communication must include substantially the following:
You should consult with your own lawyer and/or see 17 U.S.C. § 512 to confirm your obligations to provide a valid notice of claimed infringement.
Current’s designated agent for receipt of Notifications of Claimed Infringement (the “Designated Agent”) can be contacted at:
Current Media LLC
ATTN: Daniel Novaes
213 W. Institute Pl., 307
Chicago, IL 60610
If you receive a notification from Current that material made available by you on or through the Service has been the subject of a Notification of Claimed Infringement, then you will have the right to provide Current with what is called a “Counter Notification.” To be effective, a Counter Notification must be in writing, provided to Current’s Designated Agent through one of the methods identified in Section 8.4 and include substantially the following information:
A party submitting a Counter Notification should consult a lawyer or see 17 U.S.C. § 512 to confirm the party’s obligations to provide a valid counter notification under the Copyright Act.
If you submit a Counter Notification to Current in response to a Notification of Claimed Infringement, then Current will promptly provide the person who provided the Notification of Claimed Infringement with a copy of your Counter Notification and inform that person that Current will replace the removed User Content or Feedback or cease disabling access to it in 10 business days, and Current will replace the removed User Content or Feedback and cease disabling access to it not less than 10, nor more than 14, business days following receipt of the Counter Notification, unless Current’s Designated Agent receives notice from the party that submitted the Notification of Claimed Infringement that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the User from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on Current’s system or network.
The Copyright Act provides that:
[a]ny person who knowingly materially misrepresents under [Section 512 of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512)] (1) that material or activity is infringing, or (2) that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, will be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by the alleged infringer, by any copyright owner or copyright owner’s authorized licensee, or by a service provider, who is injured by such misrepresentation, as the result of [Current] relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing, or in replacing the removed material or ceasing to disable access to it. 17 U.S.C. § 512(f).
Current reserves the right to seek damages from any party that submits a Notification of Claimed Infringement or Counter Notification in violation of the law.
Current may terminate your Account at any time for a breach of these Terms with or without notice. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, if your Account has any Current Points associated with it, then prior to termination of your Account, Current may communicate with you about the termination and possible loss of your Current Points. You hereby consent to our communicating with you in such circumstances and as otherwise set forth in these Terms.
The following Sections of these Terms will survive termination or expiration of these Terms: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.2, 2.3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10.4, 11-13 and 15-20.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW:
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH ALL FAULTS, AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THE INTERNET, MOBILE NETWORKS, AND THE DEVICES WHICH ACCESS THE INTERNET AND/OR MOBILE NETWORKS, THE SERVICE MAY NOT BE ACCESSIBLE WHEN NEEDED, AND THAT INFORMATION, DATA, AUDIO, AND VIDEO TRANSMITTED OVER THE INTERNET AND/OR MOBILE NETWORKS MAY BE SUBJECT TO INTERRUPTION OR THIRD PARTY INTERCEPTION AND MODIFICATION. CURRENT DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, ACCURACY OF INFORMATIONAL CONTENT, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; AND ANY WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE. CURRENT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OR ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICE, WILL BE SECURE, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND CURRENT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THOSE WILL BE CORRECTED. NONE OF THE CURRENT PARTIES WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE SERVICE. CURRENT CANNOT AND DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGES, OR LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THE FAILURE OF ANY TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE OR THE INTERNET, OR FOR YOUR MISUSE OF ANY OF CONTENT AND INFORMATION ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICE. CURRENT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND YOUR DEALING WITH ANY OTHER USER. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND YOUR RELIANCE UPON ANY OF THE PROPRIETARY MATERIALS, THE SERVICE, OR THE CONTENTS THEREOF IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT CURRENT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY (INCLUDING YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR MOBILE DEVICE USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE) OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, INCLUDING USER CONTENT.
ALL PRODUCTS ACQUIRED THROUGH THE REDEMPTION OF Current Points ON THE SERVICE ARE SUBJECT ONLY TO ANY APPLICABLE WARRANTIES OF THEIR RESPECTIVE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS AND SUPPLIERS, IF ANY. CURRENT HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCTS LISTED OR ACQUIRED THROUGH THE REDEMPTION OF Current Points ON THE SERVICE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, CURRENT HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR PRODUCT DEFECT OR FAILURE, CLAIMS THAT ARE DUE TO NORMAL WEAR, PRODUCT MISUSE, ABUSE, PRODUCT MODIFICATION, IMPROPER PRODUCT SELECTION, NON-COMPLIANCE WITH ANY CODES, OR MISAPPROPRIATION. CURRENT MAKES NO WARRANTIES TO THOSE DEFINED AS "CONSUMERS" IN THE MAGNUSON-MOSS WARRANTY-FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION IMPROVEMENTS ACT.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW:
EACH USER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR (I) HIS OR HER USE OF THE SERVICE; AND (II) ANY DAMAGES INCURRED BY HIM OR HER OR ANY THIRD PARTY THAT ARISE FROM OR ARE RELATED TO THE SERVICE. THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE CURRENT PARTIES FOR ANY DAMAGES, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES PROVED, AND WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO CURRENT FOR THE SERVICE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY SET FORTH HEREIN, NONE OF THE CURRENT PARTIES WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF CURRENT OR ITS CONTENT PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY INVESTIGATED THE ADVISABILITY OF USING THE SERVICE AND THE POSSIBLE RISKS INVOLVED IN USING THE SERVICE. YOU AGREE TO MAINTAIN YOUR OWN INSURANCE COVERING SUCH RISKS AND WILL LOOK SOLELY TO SUCH INSURANCE FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF ANY RESULTING DAMAGES.
CURRENT IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY CARRIER, SERVICE PROVIDER, OR THIRD PARTY SERVICE, AND ANY DISPUTE YOU HAVE WITH ANY CARRIER, SERVICE PROVIDER, THIRD PARTY SERVICE, OR OTHER THIRD PARTY ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY OTHER USER, IS DIRECTLY BETWEEN YOU AND SUCH THIRD PARTY, AND YOU IRREVOCABLY RELEASE CURRENT AND ITS AFFILIATES AND CURRENT’S AND ITS AFFILIATES’ OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, AND ASSIGNS (THE “CURRENT PARTIES”) FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH SUCH DISPUTES.
Current will not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any obligation herein if the delay or failure is due to unforeseen events that are beyond Current’s reasonable control, such as, by way of example and not limitation, strikes, blockade, war, terrorism, riots, natural disasters, epidemic, or governmental action, in so far as such an event prevents or delays Current in fulfilling its obligations hereunder.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, you will defend, indemnify, and hold the Current Parties harmless against any loss or damage of any kind (including, without limitation, reasonable accounting and attorneys’ fees and lost revenues) arising from: (i) any and all breaches by you of these Terms or any representation, warranty, or covenant contained herein; (ii) any and all use of the Service, Proprietary Materials, Marks, and Third Party Marks; (iii) your User Content; and (iv) any and all claims and actions against Current by other parties to whom you allow access to the Service.
We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with our defense of such claim. You will not, in any event, settle any claim or matter without our written consent.
The Service may contain content or information about content, products, and services provided by third parties, and links (including, but not limited to, advertisements and sound recordings of musical works) to third party content or web sites (“Third Party Services”). This content and information and these links for Third Party Services are provided only as a convenience to Users, and may not be appropriate or suitable for all audiences. Current does not review or control the content and information available from Third Party Services or these Third Party Services, and Current does not make any representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding this content and information or these Third Party Services. Inclusion of any of the foregoing in the Service does not constitute or imply an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation by or with Current with respect to any third party or its web site or content, or any information, products, or services provided by that third party. Current is under no obligation to maintain any link on the Service and may remove a link at any time in its sole discretion for any reason whatsoever. YOU LISTEN TO AND CONSUME ALL CONTENT ON THIRD PARTY SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED BY MATURE, CRUDE, RUDE OR INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT, THEN YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE SERVICE OR CHOOSE THE THIRD PARTY SERVICES YOU LISTEN TO CAREFULLY. THIS APPLIES EVEN MORE SO IF YOU ARE ACCESSING THIRD PARTY SERVICES WHILE IN THE PRESENCE OF MINORS. IF YOU REDEEM A GIFT CARD FOR A SUBSCRIPTION OR ACCESS TO A THIRD PARTY SERVICE, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLYING WITH THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCESS TO SUCH THIRD PARTY SERVICE. YOU INDEMNIFY AND HOLD CURRENT HARMLESS FROM ANY LIABILITY ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE THIRD PARTY SERVICE.
In the interest of resolving disputes between you and Current in the most expedient and cost effective manner, you and Current agree that any dispute arising out of or in any way related to these Terms or your use of the Service will be resolved by binding arbitration. Arbitration is less formal than a lawsuit in court. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, may allow for more limited discovery than in court, and can be subject to very limited review by courts. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. This agreement to arbitrate disputes includes all claims arising out of or in any way related to these Terms or your use of the Service, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation, or any other legal theory, and regardless of whether a claim arises during or after the termination of these Terms.YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND CURRENT ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS OR COLLECTIVE ACTION AND THAT THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO AND GOVERNED BY THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT.
Despite the provisions of Section 16.1 above, nothing in these Terms will be deemed to waive, preclude, or otherwise limit the right of either party to: (i) bring an individual action in small claims court; (ii) pursue an enforcement action through the applicable federal, state, or local agency if that action is available; (iii) seek injunctive relief in aid of arbitration from a court of law; or (iv) file suit in a court of law to address an intellectual property infringement claim.
Any arbitration between you and Current will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, and governed by the Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, “AAA Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by these Terms, and will be administered by the AAA. The AAA Rules and filing forms are available online at www.adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879, or by contacting Current. The arbitrator has exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, or enforceability of this binding arbitration agreement.
A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send a written notice of the dispute to the other party by U.S. Mail or electronic mail within the applicable statute of limitations period (“Notice”). Current’s address for Notice is: Current Media LLC, 213 West Institute Place, Suite 307, Chicago, IL, 60610, United States of America. The Notice must: (i) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (ii) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). The parties will make good faith efforts to resolve the claim directly, but if the parties do not reach an agreement to do so within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or Current may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by you or Current must not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator makes a final decision and award, if any. If the dispute is finally resolved through arbitration in your favor with a monetary award that exceeds the last written settlement amount offered by Current prior to selection of an arbitrator, then Current will pay you the highest of the following: (X) the amount awarded by the arbitrator, if any; (Y) the last written settlement amount offered by Current in settlement of the dispute prior to the arbitrator’s award; or (Z) $15,000.
If you commence arbitration in accordance with these Terms, then Current will reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee, unless your claim is for more than $15,000 or as set forth below, in which case the payment of any fees will be decided by the AAA Rules. Any arbitration hearing will take place at a location to be agreed upon in Chicago, Illinois, but if the claim is for $15,000 or less, you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted: (i) solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator; (ii) through a non-appearance based telephone hearing; or (iii) by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules in the county (or parish) of your billing address. If the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought in the Demand is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)), then the payment of all fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. In that case, you agree to reimburse Current for all monies previously disbursed by it that are otherwise your obligation to pay under the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator must issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the decision and award, if any, are based. Each party agrees that such written decision, and information exchanged during arbitration, will be kept confidential except to the extent necessary to enforce or permit limited judicial review of the award. The arbitrator may make rulings and resolve disputes as to the payment and reimbursement of fees or expenses at any time during the proceeding and upon request from either party made within 14 days of the arbitrator’s ruling on the merits.
YOU AND CURRENT AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING (OTHER THAN CLAIMS WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS SECTION 17). Further, unless both you and Current agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
Except as otherwise provided in these Terms, if Current makes any future change to this arbitration provision, other than a change to Current’s address for Notice, then you may reject the change by sending us written notice within 30 days of the change to Current’s address for Notice, in which case this arbitration provision, as in effect immediately prior to the changes you rejected, will continue to govern any disputes between you and Current. If you do not send such written notice, then your continued use of the Service following any such change means that you have consented to such change.
If Section 16.6 above is found to be unenforceable or if the entirety of this Section 16 is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this Section 16 will be null and void and, in that case, the parties agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue described directly below will govern any action arising out of or related to these Terms or your use of the Service.
The laws of the State of Delaware, excluding its conflicts of law rules, govern these Terms and your use of the Service. Your use of the Service may also be subject to other local, state, national, or international laws; provided, however, that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to any provision of these Terms. To the extent that any action relating to any dispute hereunder is permitted to be brought in a court of law, such action will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Chicago, Illinois and you hereby irrevocably submit to personal jurisdiction in such courts, and waive any defense of inconvenient forum.
While we are continually working to develop and evaluate our own product ideas and features, we know we don’t have all the answers. We therefore welcome your feedback, comments, and suggestions. If you choose to contribute by sending Current or our employees any ideas for products, services, features, modifications, enhancements, content, refinements, technologies, content offerings (such as audio, visual, games, or other types of content), promotions, strategies, or product/feature names or any related documentation, artwork, computer code, diagrams, or other materials (collectively “Feedback”), then regardless of what your accompanying communication may say, the following terms will apply, so that future misunderstandings can be avoided. Accordingly, by sending Feedback to Current, you agree that:
These Terms set forth the entire agreement between Current and you with respect to the Service. These Terms supersede and govern all previous oral and written communications regarding these matters, all of which are merged into these Terms. No usage of trade or other regular practice or method of dealing between the parties will be used to modify, interpret, supplement, or alter these Terms. Except as set forth in Section 1.2, these Terms may be changed only by a written amendment signed by an authorized agent of each party.
If any provision of these Terms is held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, then such provisions will be modified, or, if not possible, severed, to reflect the fullest valid, legal, and enforceable expression of the intent of the parties and the remainder of these Terms will not be affected thereby.
Nothing herein will be deemed to create an employer-employee relationship between Current and you, nor any agency, joint venture, or partnership relationship between the parties. Neither party will have the right to bind the other to any obligation, nor have the right to incur any liability on behalf of the other.
No delay, omission, or failure to exercise any right or remedy provided herein will be deemed to be a waiver thereof or an acquiescence in the event giving rise to such right or remedy, but every such right or remedy may be exercised, from time to time as may be deemed expedient by the party exercising such remedy or right.
The Section headings are provided merely for convenience and will not be given any legal import.
Neither these Terms nor any of the rights granted to you herein may be assigned or transferred by you, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without the express prior written permission of Current and any attempt to do so will be null and void. This means that in the event you dispose of any device on which you have installed the App, such as by sale or gift, you are responsible for deleting any the App from your device prior to such disposition. However, Current may assign or transfer these Terms at any time without your permission. These Terms will inure to the benefit of our successors and assigns.
If you would like to contact us in connection with your use of the Service, then please contact us by mail at Current Media LLC, 213 West Institute Place. 307, Chicago, IL, 60610, United States of America, and by email at email@example.com.
The Apps may contain certain open source software. Each item of open source software is subject to its own applicable license terms, which can be found at http://current.us/software.
You acknowledge that these Terms are between you and Current only, not with Apple, and Apple is not responsible for the Service or the content thereof. Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Service. In the event of any failure of the Service to conform to any applicable warranty, then you may notify Apple and Apple will refund the purchase price for the relevant Service to you; and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, Apple has no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Service. Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third party relating to the Service or your possession and/or use of the Service, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the Service fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. Apple is not responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement, and discharge of any third party claim that the Service or your possession and use of the Service infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights. You agree to comply with any applicable third party terms when using the Service. Apple, and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of these Terms, and upon your acceptance of these Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as a third party beneficiary of these Terms. You hereby represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties. If Current provides a translation of the English language version of these Terms, the translation is provided solely for convenience, and the English version will prevail.