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By conducting business on this site, you accept these terms and conditions
between Shockwave-Sound.com (hereafter “Shockwave-Sound.com”,
or “we” or “us”)
and you (hereafter “you”, or “user”
as applicable) which may be legally enforced against both parties.
A. When downloading Tracks from Shockwave-Sound.com,
you agree to the following:
1. To not sell or distribute the Track as a Music product:
This means that you may not sell or distribute the Track by itself, i.e. take
the Track and include it on a music CD for sale, music album for downloadable
sale, offer it for sale or licensing through a web site, or other means of
trading in the Track as a music product. This is not allowed under
ANY license type. The Track must be used in conjunction with another work
(film, game, video, app, installation, presentation, show/event, audio book,
2. To not create derivative works of our Tracks:
This means that you cannot buy our Tracks, add your own voice, instruments
or sounds, and then treat that as your own music. What you are doing then
is to create new music that is partially built on our music, i.e. a “derivative
work,” and this is not allowed under ANY license type.
3. To not include our Tracks with a Website Template:
This means that you may not include our Tracks in a Website Template which
is subsequently offered for sale.
B. You also agree to abide by the rules of whichever
below license you choose when you buy the Track:
Grants permission for most commercial uses. Includes Synchronization ("Sync
License"), Master Use license and Mechanical Rights for use on products
for sale or give away up to 5,000 copies, internet sites, corporate video/presentation,
educational, shareware/freeware game, single location music-on-hold, trade
show/presentation, podcast, student film and film festivals, internet video
sites including YouTube (without YouTube Partner Revenue Sharing / monetization).
You may sell up to 5,000 physical products or downloadable products that
contain the music. You may broadcast the audio on local and regional radio/TV
(up to 200 miles/320 km radius), although not in a TV or Radio advertising
commercial (refer to separate license for this, below). This license lasts
in Perpetuity and the territory is the World.
Mass Market License:
This is a license for Mass Market use. It includes Synchronization (“Sync
License”), Master Use license and Mechanical Rights for use on products
for sale or give away, all rights included in the Standard License, plus
national and world wide radio/TV broadcast (though not in a TV- or Radio
advertising commercial – refer to separate license for this, below),
multiple location music-on-hold, internet sites, reproduction of an unlimited
number of items for sale or give-away, Theatrical Release and internet video
sites including YouTube commercial rights license with YouTube Partner Revenue
Sharing / monetization. The license lasts in Perpetuity and the territory
is the World.
TV/Radio Advertising Commercial:
Allows use of the Track in a nationally broadcast TV and/or Radio advertising
commercial (one country), and/or in-theater advertising (screening preroll),
in perpetuity. This license type also includes everything included in the
Standard License and the Mass Market License.
C. Additional terms relating to all license types
PRO and Non-PRO Tracks:
Some of our composers are members of Performing Rights Societies (PRO’s).
These tracks are described on the site as “PRO Tracks”. When
you license PRO Tracks from us, your license purchased here does not include
the Performing Rights, as these are administered by the Performing Rights
Organization in the country where the Track ends up being used. It usually
means that a cue-sheet has to be filed, and this represents no additional
cost, although in some cases, such as music played at German trade shows,
there may be additional costs for playing PRO tracks at the venue. For more
information about this, see our Article on General
Royalty-Free vs Completely Royalty-Free Music
Some of our composers are not members of any Performing Rights Society.
Tracks composed by these composers are described on our site as “Non-PRO
Tracks”. When you license Non-PRO tracks from us, your license does
include the Performing Rights.
TV Productions and cue-sheets:
Some of our composers are members of Performance Rights Organizations (PRO's).
Whenever their music is broadcast on TV or radio, you are required to fill
in a cue-sheet and hand this cue-sheet over to the broadcasting company
along with your film/program. This represents no additional cost, neither
to you, nor to the broadcaster, but it is very important to our composers.
If you want to know more about this, please read our notes
about cue sheets and public performance.
Except where practically impossible or unfeasible, the composer shall always
have a credit for his work. Crediting Shockwave-Sound.com is not required,
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personal details or e-mail address be passed onto any other company. As
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by following simple instructions included with each newsletter.
We only hold details of our customers' e-mail address, shipping address
and telephone number. At Shockwave-Sound we never get to see any financial
data such as credit card numbers. These are gathered and processed by our
e-commerce partners PayPal, 2Checkout or WorldPay. For information regarding
their privacy policies, please refer to their websites.
After you have placed an order, you may cancel any item that you have not
yet downloaded and get a refund. If you wish to cancel a purchase of one
or more items, simply use the cancellation process described in the email
that is automatically sent to you when you place an order. This must be
done before the product is downloaded.
Like other shops that sell downloadable products, we do not refund or exchange
any product that has been downloaded. Once the download has taken place,
the purchase is final.
Representation and Warranties:
Shockwave-Sound.Com represents and warrants that we are the lawful licensor
or agent of the licensor of the Tracks and have the full right and authority
to enter into this Agreement and to grant you all of the rights and licenses
Disclaimer of consequential damages:
Shockwave-Sound.Com is under no circumstances liable for any damages, consequential
or incidental, arising out of the use of the Tracks or inability to use
the Tracks including without limitation, computer failure, work stoppage
or any other damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
Because some states and countries do not allow the exclusion for limitation
of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation
may not apply to you.
Although Shockwave-Sound.Com will employ reasonable efforts to make sure
that the Site is available to Users, temporary disruptions of the services
available on this Site may occur from time to time. The services provided
on the Site are “as is” and Shockwave-Sound.Com is not liable
to you or anyone connected to you for any such disruptions.
Limitation on liability:
You agree that our liability with respect to any claims or legal actions
from you or any person deriving any rights from you shall solely be limited
to the actual price paid for the license.
If you have any questions on how you may or may not use our music, please
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