Terms & Conditions

The Rap WarsTM Terms of Service outlines the responsibilities of users and visitors of Rap Wars.


BY USING THE RAP WARS APPLICATION OR WEBSITE (SERVICE) YOU HAVE AGREED TO OUR TERMS OF SERVICE. THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT APPLIES TO YOU AND ANY SUBMITTED MATERIALS RECORDED OR UPLOADED FROM YOUR ACCOUNT AT ANY TIME. FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE MAY RESULT IN, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT AND THE DELETION OF CONTENT THAT YOU HAVE SUBMITTED TO RAP WARS, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE, AS DETERMINED BY RAP WARS IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION.


Original Works


By submitting any recordings or audio files to Rap Wars, you hereby agree to be bound by, and that all such materials will fully comply with, the Rap Wars Terms of Service. Without limiting the foregoing, you understand that Rap Wars is intended to be used to post and share recordings that (i) are recorded by you or your friends, or (ii) are original songs, raps, lyrics, music, beats, or other recorded material created by you or your friends. Therefore, you agree not to record or upload any material other than original works created by you or your friends.


You further have agreed not to upload any material that infringes upon or violates the copyright, trademark, publicity, privacy or other rights of any third party and not to attempt to circumvent any content filtering techniques we may employ.


Basic Terms


You must be 13 years or older to use the Rap Wars Service. You may not post nude, partially nude, or sexually suggestive photos. You are responsible for any activity that occurs under your user name and email address. You are responsible for keeping your password secure. You must not abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other Rap Wars users. You may not use the Rap Wars Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content. You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, information, screen names, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, links ("Content") that you submit, post, and display on the Rap Wars Service. You must not modify, adapt or hack Rap Wars or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with Rap Wars. You must not crawl, scrape, or otherwise cache any content from Rap Wars including but not limited to user profiles, audio files and photos. You must not create or submit unwanted email or comments to any Rap Wars members ("Spam"). You must not use web URLs in your name without prior written consent from Rap Wars. You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature. You must not, in the use of Rap Wars, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws). Violation of any of these agreements will result in the termination of your Rap Wars account. While Rap Wars prohibits such conduct and content on its site, you understand and have agreed that Rap Wars cannot be responsible for the Content posted on its Web Site or Application and you nonetheless may be exposed to such materials and that you use the Rap Wars service at your own risk.


Proprietary Rights in Content


Rap Wars does NOT claim ANY ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, or any other materials (collectively, "Content") that you post on or through the Rap Wars Service. By displaying or publishing ("submitting") any Content on or through the Rap Wars Service, you hereby grant to Rap Wars a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-fee, worldwide, limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and translate such Content, including without limitation distributing part or all of the Content in any media formats through any media channels. Some of the Rap Wars Services are supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions, and you hereby have agreed that Rap Wars may place such advertising and promotions on the Rap Wars Services or on, about, or in conjunction with your Content. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising and promotions are subject to change without specific notice to you.


You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through the Rap Wars Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, (ii) the posting and use of your Content on or through the Rap Wars services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person, and (iii) the posting of your Content on the Site does not result in a breach of contract between you and a third party. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of Content you post on or through the Rap Wars services.


The Rap Wars services contain Content of Rap Wars ("Rap Wars Content"). Rap Wars Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and Rap Wars owns and retains all rights in the Rap Wars Content and the Rap Wars Service. Rap Wars hereby grants you a limited, revocable, nonsublicensable license to reproduce and display the Rap Wars Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with viewing the Site and using the Rap Wars Service. The Rap Wars Service contains Content of Users and other Rap Wars licensors. Except as provided within this Agreement, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any Content appearing on or through the Rap Wars Service.


Rap Wars performs technical functions necessary to offer the Rap Wars Service, including but not limited to transcoding and/or reformatting Content to allow its use throughout the Rap Wars Service. Although the Site and other Rap Wars Services are normally available, there will be occasions when the Site or other Rap Wars Services will be interrupted for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, or due to failure of telecommunications links and equipment that are beyond the control of Rap Wars. Also, although Rap Wars will normally only delete Content that violates this Agreement, Rap Wars reserves the right to delete any Content for any reason, without prior notice. Deleted content may be stored by Rap Wars in order to comply with certain legal obligations and is not retrievable without a valid court order. Consequently, Rap Wars encourages you to maintain your own backup of your Content. In other words, Rap Wars is not a backup service. Rap Wars will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Rap Wars Service, or the loss of any Content.


Mature Content


Rap Wars does not restrict the nature of audio content recorded and uploaded through the Rap Wars services, however, you have agreed to abide by our content guidelines and govern yourself accordingly. Any recordings submitted through the Rap Wars service must be set by the user as Mature Content if it contains any language to include profanity, violence, sexual, hateful or other offensive material according to commonly held norms for decency. Futhermore, Rap Wars asserts that it may deem certain material as offensive at its own discretion.


General Conditions


We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Rap Wars Service for any reason, without notice at any time. We reserve the right to alter these Terms of Service at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the Terms of Service, we will notify you via internet email according to the preference expressed on your account. What constitutes a "material change" will be determined at our sole discretion, in good faith and using common sense and reasonable judgment. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. We reserve the right to force forfeiture of any username that becomes inactive, violates trademark, or may mislead other users. We may, but have no obligation to, remove Content and accounts containing Content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party's intellectual property or these Terms of Service. We reserve the right to reclaim usernames on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those usernames.