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Terms Of Use
Diggin' the Crates is a social networking and blogging platform for collectors of 78 rpm records, music, gramophones, phonographs and record cutting machines. Please do not create an account if you are not interested in this subject.

The following terms and conditions govern all use of Diggin' the Crates website and all content, services and products available at or through this website.

This website is only available to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

1. Your Diggin' the Crates Account

If you create an account on Diggin' the Crates, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account.

2. Responsibility of Contributors

If you operate an account and post material (links, audio, blog posts, videos, etc) on our website, you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from that content. That is the case regardless of whether the content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making content available, you represent and warrant that:

* the downloading, copying and use of the content does not infringe the proprietary rights of others;
* the content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, trojans or other harmful or destructive content;
* the content is not spam or machine- or randomly-generated or misleads recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
* the content is not pornographic, illegal, libellous or defamatory;
and by submitting user-created content to Diggin' the Crates for inclusion, you grant Diggin' the Crates a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting. If you delete content, Diggin' the Crates will use reasonable efforts to remove it from our website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the content may not be made immediately unavailable.

3. Responsibility of Visitors

Diggin' the Crates has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material posted to our website, and cannot therefore be responsible for its use or effects. Diggin' the Crates does not represent or imply that it endorses the material posted on its site, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from harmful or destructive content.

4. Copyright Infringement

Diggin' the Crates asks others to respect intellectual property rights and the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Diggin' the Crates violates copyright, you are encouraged to notify Diggin' the Crates for action by using the contact link at the bottom of this page.

Diggin' the Crates will respond to all such notices as required by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material if it is proven by the owner that such material is under copyright. In the case of a visitor who may infringe or repeatedly infringe the copyright or intellectual property rights of Diggin' the Crates or others, Diggin' the Crates may, in its discretion, terminate or deny access to the website.

Please also see our page on Copyright information for more detailed procedures.

5. Changes

Diggin' the Crates reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this agreement. It is the users responsibility to check this agreement periodically for changes. Diggin' the Crates may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through our website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement.

6. Termination of Accounts

Diggin' the Crates reserves the right to terminate access to all or any part of our website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately.

7. Cultural Sensitivities

The goal of Diggin' the Crates is to foster learning, study and understanding of the multi-faceted history of vinyl recording and record techniques in an educational and factual way by means of first-hand experiences. Hobbyists, collectors and professionals who worked in the recording industry are active members of our community and offer factual accounts, stories and knowledge as part of this websites, user-submitted content. We try to present to the widest audience possible early commercial sound recordings for educational research, comment, review and information, offering a broad range of historical and cultural documents (such as discographies) as a contribution to education and lifelong learning.

These selections are presented as part of the record of the past. They are historical documents which reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. Diggin' the Crates does not endorse the views expressed in these recordings, which may contain content offensive to users.

8. About Advertisements and Other Commercial Content

Our goal is to deliver an advertising platform and the associated ads generated by that platform that are not only valuable to advertisers, but also valuable to you. In order to do that, you agree to the following when you advertise with us or create ads for distribution on our network: You can use your privacy settings to limit how your name and profile picture may be associated with commercial, sponsored, or related content (such as a brand you like) served or enhanced by us. You give us permission to use your name and profile picture in connection with that content, subject to the limits you place. We do not give your content or information to advertisers without your consent. You understand that we may not always identify paid services and communications as such.

9. Special Provisions Applicable to Advertisers

You can target your specific audience by buying ads on Diggin' the Crates. The following additional terms apply to you if you place an order through our online advertising portal ("Order"): When you place an Order, you will tell us the type of advertising you want to buy, the amount you want to spend, and your bid. If we accept your Order, we will deliver your ads as inventory becomes available. When serving your ad, we do our best to deliver the ads to the audience you specify, although we cannot guarantee in every instance that your ad will reach its intended target. In instances where we believe doing so will enhance the effectiveness of your advertising campaign, we may broaden the targeting criteria you specify. You will pay for your Orders as you go - so you control payments. Your ads will comply with our Community Guidelines. We will determine the size, placement, and positioning of your ads. We do not guarantee the activity that your ads will receive, such as the number of clicks you will get. We cannot control how people interact with your ads, and are not responsible for click fraud or other improper actions that affect the cost of running ads. We do, however, have systems to detect and filter certain suspicious activity. Our license to run your ad will end when we have completed your Order. You understand, however, that if users have interacted with your ad, your ad may remain until the users delete it. We can use your ads and related content and information for marketing or promotional purposes. You will not issue any press release or make public statements about your relationship with Diggin' the Crates without written permission. We may reject or remove any ad for any reason. If you are placing ads on someone else's behalf, we need to make sure you have permission to place those ads, including the following: You warrant that you have the legal authority to bind the advertiser to this Statement. You agree that if the advertiser you represent violates this Statement, we may hold you responsible for that violation.

10. Your Content

The content you upload to our site is yours. You own the copyright to it as long as it is not copyrighted to someone else (and if that is the case, you should be aware of our policy regarding copyright. Please see item No.4 above). Even though you own your content and have copyright to it, by agreeing with our terms of service, you grant Diggin' the Crates access to your content to display on our site. You also grant us the right to reproduce your content in other forms (such as a podcast or a webpage article or for use in our printed or downloadable newsletter/magazine document) as long as we, 1) - make no profit from it and 2) - acknowledge you as the author/creator.

11. Closing of User Accounts

When you wish to no longer be a member of our community, you need to send us an email/P.M. letting us know of your wish to close your account. We will then "retire" your account - which effectively makes your profile and profile details inaccessible to you, the administrator of the site and to other members. The content you have uploaded however, (such as photos, videos, posts and music) will continue to be displayed and made available to users and visitors of the site. We are currently unable to "delete" user accounts and your associated uploaded content completely.