Privacy & Usage

PRIVACY
At the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (“AARC”) we are committed to protecting your privacy. We are dedicated to keeping your experience with AARC as secure and uncomplicated as possible. The following sets forth our information gathering and disclosure practices.

Personal Information
It is not necessary to register in order to use the AARC website. The only information collected by the website is the IP address type of users who visit the site, with the exception of registering. This information may be used internally by AARC to determine the demographics of the site’s users and to administer our website. AARC does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others.

For Members
In accordance with the terms of AARC’s Authorization Letters, AARC may enter into relationships with third parties who either: (a) provide vendor services to us (e.g. data management and storage services) or, when necessary, (b) assist us in completing or effectuating payment of royalties (e.g. sharing personal information with financial institutions to ensure payment is made properly). In either circumstance, AARC discloses personal information only to the extent it is necessary, and we further require that the third party maintain the confidentiality of your personal information. AARC does not otherwise share, nor does it sell, trade or rent, your personal information to third parties.

Visitors Under the Age of 13
AARC does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If a child under 13 submits personal information to AARC and we learn that that personal information is the information of a child under 13, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible.

Security
Although AARC uses reasonable efforts to safeguard your personally-identifiable information, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. All third parties that provide services for us are obligated to protect your personal information in accordance with AARC’s policies, except if we inform you otherwise at the time of collection. AARC is not responsible, and will have no liability, for disclosure of personally-identifiable information due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized acts of third parties.

Outside Links
The AARC site contains links to other sites. AARC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third party sites.

Consent
By using this site, you signify your consent to this AARC Online Privacy Policy. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. Any such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. Please review the AARC Online Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the AARC website following the posting of changes and/or modifications will constitute your acceptance of the revised forms and conditions.

 Contact Us
AARC welcomes your questions and comments. Forms will be provided on the AARC website for users to contact us for more information. AARC does not sell, trade, or otherwise provide any information from these forms to third parties. Contact us here

All electronic messages that are received become the property of AARC. In addition, we reserve the right to keep these messages on file indefinitely. AARC will not sell, trade, or otherwise provide any portion of these messages to third parties.

 USAGE
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING THE AARC WEBSITE AT http://www.aarcroyalties.com (THE “AARC” WEBSITE).

AARC owns all right, title and interest in and to the AARC website. By accessing and using the AARC website, you hereby agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions set forth herein. If you do not agree to abide by the following terms and conditions, please do not use the AARC website. Your usage of this site is at the discretion of AARC, and AARC expressly reserves the right to terminate usage at any time. If you have questions about the following terms and conditions, please contact AARC at http://www.aarcroyalties.com/contact. AARC reserves the right to change, modify or otherwise alter these terms and conditions at any time. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. Please review the terms and conditions periodically. Your continued use of the AARC website following the posting of changes and/or modifications shall signify your acceptance of the revised terms and conditions. This page was last updated on January 17, 2014.

Ownership of Intellectual Property
All software, design, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, artwork, graphic material, and any other material subject to copyright protection that is contained on the AARC website, including the selection, coordination and arrangement thereof, along with all trademarks, service marks and trade names (the “Content”) on the AARC website, are the property of AARC or are used by AARC under a valid license and are protected, without limitation, pursuant to U.S. copyright, trademark and other applicable laws. Absent AARC’s express written consent, no portion of the Content may be used for any purpose other than personal, noncommercial use and all users must maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such Content. You agree not to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate any Content to any third party (including, without limitation, the display and distribution of the Content via a third-party website) without the express written consent of AARC. The foregoing prohibition includes, but is not limited to, the practice of embedding AARC website pages in “frames” running from other sites and “mirroring” content from the AARC website on a server other than that operated by AARC. You further agree that you will not disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise modify the content in any way at any time. Any unauthorized or prohibited use may subject the offender to civil liability and criminal prosecution under applicable federal and state laws.

Hyperlinks to Third Party Sites
The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by AARC, its officers or directors, of the opinions or views expressed by these linked websites and AARC does not verify, endorse, or take responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or quality of the content contained in these sites. Furthermore, AARC is not responsible for the quality or delivery of the products or services offered, accessed, obtained by or advertised by such sites. As such, neither AARC, nor its officers or directors, will be responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of the information contained in these sites. To the extent that these sites collect personal information (the “Information”) or Postings from the end user, be advised that in no event shall AARC assume or have any responsibility or liability for the manner in which the Information or Postings are exploited or for any claims, damages or losses from the use and /or appearance of the information on these sites. Finally, AARC will under no circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or special loss or other damage, whether arising from negligence, breach of contract, defamation, infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights caused by the exhibition, distribution or exploitation of any information or content contained within these sites.

Disclaimers and Limitations on Liability
AARC IS PROVIDING THE AARC WEBSITE ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS. AARC MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OR ANY WARRANTY ARISING BY USAGE OF TRADE, COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. IN ADDITION, AARC DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THIS SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR CURRENT. INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.  FURTHER, AARC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE AARC WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE AARC WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. IN NO EVENT SHALL AARC BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, RELIANCE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF ADVANTAGE, LOSS OF SAVINGS, LOSS OF REVENUES OF ANY KIND, INCREASED COST OF OPERATIONS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR LOSS OF INFORMATION, EVEN IF AARC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES OR LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR ACCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO PARTICULAR USERS, IN THE EVENT APPLICABLE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE COMPLETE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF CLAIMS AND DAMAGES AS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, AARC’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.