Terms of Service
This Terms of Service (hereinafter also «Agreement», «Terms») is a legal document that explains the rights, obligations, and conditions between You («You», «Your», «Client», «User») and TAQS.IM («We», «Us»), related to Your use of the Resources defined herein. Your use of the Resources is conditioned upon Your acceptance of this Agreement.
Date of last revision: July 29, 2020
We provide the Application(s) and associated tools, systems, processes, options, and platforms (the “Resources”) which allow You to create, share, and record music.
Artist is a professional musician, producer of the sound recordings compiled as a Soundpack, Rhythmpack, or Work, as applicable.
App(s) (also “Application(s)”) is/are the mobile application(s) available at:
- Apple App Store (published by TAQS.IM, developer id 1457405202).
GUI is graphical user interface of the Site or the App that allows User to interact with them through visual indicators.
Personal data is information that identifies or can be used to identify, communicate, or search for the person to whom such information relates.
Site is the website located at https://taqs.im/ and all its subdomains.
Soundpack is a compilation according to Title 17 of the United States Code (the “Copyright Act”) containing multiple different phonograms or phonorecords, as applicable, and/or musical works or sounds made by Us, Client or Artist.
Rhythmpack is a compilation according to the Copyright Act containing multiple different phonograms or phonorecords, as applicable, and/or musical works or sounds made by Us, Client, or Artist.
Work is a derivative work according to the Copyright Act, made by User using the Application(s).
Date of last revision is a date when this Agreement was updated as contained herein.
Now, therefore, in consideration of the mutual covenants herein, intending to be legally bound, the Parties agree as follows:
1. Acceptance of Terms
2.1. We grant You a limited, non-exclusive license to access and use Resources, Soundpacks and Rhythmpacks for Your own purposes according to this Agreement.
2.2. Application allows You to:
- create Works by using Soundpacks, Rhythmpacks, importing phonograms or phonorecords, as applicable, and recording sounds using Your device;
- create Your own set of Soundpacks and/or Rhythmpacks;
- modify existing Soundpacks and/or Rhythmpacks and create derivative Soundpacks and/or Rhythmpacks;
- share Works, Soundpacks and/or Rhythmpacks using App and Site;
2.3. You shall not use Resources for any other purpose other than stated in Clause 2.2 of this Agreement.
3. Soundpack(s) and Rhythm(s)
You shall carefully read a Soundpack’s/Rhythmpack’s description before installing or purchasing such Soundpack(s)/Rhythmpack(s).
3.1. There are different types of Soundpacks/Rhythmpacks:
- Made by Us. You may create Works for commercial and non-commercial purposes using these Soundpacks/Rhythmpacks and this use is royalty-free, provided that you comply with the rules set in Clause 3.5 of this Agreement.
- Made by Users. You may create Works for commercial and non-commercial purposes using these Soundpacks/Rhythmpacks.
- Made by Artists. You may create Works for non-commercial purposes using these Soundpacks/Rhythmpacks unless otherwise specified in Soundpack’s/Rhythmpack’s description.
3.2. Certain Soundpacks/Rhythmpacks are paid. In order to lawfully use those Soundpacks/Rhythmpacks, User shall pay certain remuneration fees using App’s GUI. License to use paid Soundpack(s)/Rhythmpack(s) is only granted to Users who paid certain remuneration. Users shall have no right to transfer this license to other Users.
3.3. You may use Soundpacks/Rhythmpacks worldwide unless otherwise specified in Soundpack’s/Rhythmpack’s description.
3.4. You shall not use Soundpacks/Rhythmpacks in any other way except as by using Resources.
3.5. Each time you distribute Works You shall mention creator of certain Soundpacks/Rhythmpacks used to create such Works and provide a link to https://taqs.im.
4. Intellectual Property
4.1. You grant Us and other Users a non-exclusive worldwide, free and perpetual license to use Soundpacks, Rhythmpacks and/or Works You created and / uploaded by using App, which lawfully belongs to You for all purposes under the Copyright Act, including but not limited to, reproduction of the Work, distribution of the Work by sale or other transfer, a translation or other reworking (including creation of a derivative work), communication to the public.
4.2. You shall not use Resources to upload Works or any other content without the express consent of the actual copyright owner, as applicable.
4.3. You acknowledge and explicitly agree that any other content available from Resources, including but not limited to musical works, phonograms or phonorecords as applicable, graphics, photographs, text, video, computer software, databases and any other works, trademarks, and other objects are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws and treaties, and may not be used in any manner other than as specified in this Agreement.
4.4. We are entitled to remove any Work, Soundpack or Rhythmpack which violate(s) provisions of this Agreement or applicable law.
5. User Profile
To use Resources, You must obtain a User Profile:
- by providing email address and password to create User Profile;
- by using existing Apple, Facebook, or Google account via appropriate API.
You are responsible for all activity that occurs under Your User Profile. You must not allow others to use Your User Profile credentials (email address and password or appropriate Apple, Facebook or Google account) and You must safeguard the confidentiality of those credentials.
If You become aware of an unauthorized access to Your User Profile, You must notify Us immediately.
We shall have the right to remove and block User Profile If User is violating provisions of this Agreement or governing law.
You may terminate this Agreement at any time by uninstalling the App and ceasing to use Resources.
We are entitled to immediately terminate this Agreement without any refunds and without giving any notice in advance in case of material breach of the Agreement and/or any applicable laws or regulations by Client.
7. Disclaimer of Warranties
Resources are provided without warranty of any kind including, but not limited to, warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement.
We cannot guarantee that Resources provided under this Agreement will explicitly meet Your requirements.
8. Limitation of Liability
8.1 Resources are provided «as is» without any warranties unless otherwise specified in this Agreement.
8.2 To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, We exclude all warranties unless otherwise specified in this Agreement.
8.3 We shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise to You, including but not limited to any (direct or indirect) monetary loss, loss of contracts, goodwill, reputation and any loss that may arise from interruption of the business or any other type of loss or damage.
8.4 If a third party brings a claim against Us related to Your actions, You shall indemnify and hold Us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including legal fees and costs) related to such claim.
8.5 Each Party’s aggregate liability toward the other Party is limited by the total amount of Fees that have already been paid or under this Agreement unless otherwise specified in this Agreement, except for third party claims brought against Us related to Your actions pursuant to Section 8.4.
9. User Support
User support is provided only by e-mail and is offered only in the English language. We endeavor to provide support within five (5) business days.
10. External Sources
These third-party services may use aforementioned information to provide targeted Advertisements.
11. Governing law and dispute resolution
All disputes and differences which may arise out of this Agreement or in connection with it shall be settled within an amicable way by negotiations when it is possible.
This Agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter, existence, negotiation, validity, termination or enforceability (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by in accordance with applicable law as referenced herein. If a court of law rules that any provision of this Agreement is invalid, then that provision shall be removed from this Agreement without affecting the rest of this Agreement. The remaining provisions of this Agreement will continue to be valid and enforceable.
Neither Party is entitled to assign or transfer its rights or obligations under this Agreement without the other Party’s prior written consent.
Under no circumstances shall You:
- use the Resources to upload or create Works or any other content that is illegal, harmful, slanderous, unethical, defamatory, harassing, threatening or infringing intellectual property rights;
- attempt to access Resources in a way other than through GUI;
- decompile or disassemble App, Soundpacks, Rhythmpacks or any related software;
- use Soundpacks/Rhythmpacks separately in any other application.
We may amend Terms of Service at our own discretion without any specific notice to You, and You agree to be bound by such amendments.
The latest version of these Terms of Service is always available at https://taqs.im/terms
You explicitly agree and acknowledge that We at our own discretion shall be entitled to impose limitations and restrictions on Your use of Resources in case of breach of this Agreement.