Terms of Service
Before using any of the Podblade services, you are required to read, understand and agree to these terms of service. You may only create an account after reading and accepting these terms. THE LEGAL AGREEMENTS SET OUT BELOW GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE PODBLADE SERVICES (“SERVICES”). BY USING THE PODBLADE SERVICES YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS, AS SUCH MAY BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME AT PODBLADE’S ABSOLUTE DISCRETION. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE SERVICES.
Acceptance of service
Description Of Service
The Site is an online service provider that offers fast-turnaround production and transcription services to established podcasters. Services include but are not limited to, any service and/or content Podblade makes available to or performs for you, as well as the offering of any materials displayed, transmitted or performed on the Site or through the Services. Your access to and use of the Site may be interrupted from time to time as a result of equipment malfunction, updating, maintenance or repair of the Site or any other reason within or outside the control of Podblade. Podblade reserves the right to amend, suspend or discontinue the availability of the Site and/or any Service and/or remove any Content at any time at its sole discretion and without prior notice. Podblade does not support producing more than one podcast per subscription.
As a condition to using Services, you are required to open an account with Podblade and to provide registration information. The registration information you provide must be accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your Podblade account. You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trade mark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. Don’t reveal your Account information to anyone else. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Account and for all activities that occur on or through your Account, and you agree to immediately notify Podblade of any security breach of your Account. Services are available only to legal entities and to individuals who are at least 18 years old. The term “you” or “your” as used herein shall at all times include the individual or legal entity which has subscribed to the Podblade Services hereunder, including but not limited to any and all persons and/or legal entities with which it is affiliated and/or associated, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns.
You agree that you will pay for the Services and that Podblade may charge your payment method for any services purchased and for any additional amounts (including any taxes and late fees, as applicable) that may be accrued by or in connection with your Account. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TIMELY PAYMENT OF ALL FEES AND FOR PROVIDING PODBLADE WITH A VALID PAYMENT METHOD FOR PAYMENT OF ALL FEES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL PODBLADE BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE MISMANAGEMENT OF YOUR ACCOUNT, INCURRED FEES DUE TO A LACK OF SERVICE USE, OR SUBSCRIPTION CHARGES NOT MONITORED BY THE ACCOUNT HOLDER. Your total price will include the price of the product but expressly excludes any applicable taxes; such service tax is based on the bill-to address and the applicable tax rate in effect at the time you use the Services. We will charge tax only in such jurisdictions where the Services are taxable. Prices for the Services may change at any time at Podblade’s sole and exclusive discretion. The Services do not provide price protection or refunds in the event of a price reduction or promotional offering.
USE OF SERVICES AND RENTED CONTENT
You agree that the Service may include security technology that limits your use and that you shall use the Service in compliance with the applicable usage rules established by Podblade and its licensors (“Usage Rules”), and that any other use may constitute a copyright infringement. Podblade reserves the right to modify the Usage Rules at any time. You agree not to violate, circumvent, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise tamper with any of the security technology related to such Usage Rules for any reason—or to attempt or assist another person to do so. Usage Rules may be controlled and monitored by Podblade for compliance purposes, and Podblade reserves the right to enforce the Usage Rules without notice to you. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through software that is acceptable to Podblade. You shall not access or attempt to access an account that you are not authorized to access. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability.
RELEASE AND INDEMNITY
You hereby expressly and irrevocably release and forever discharge Podblade, its affiliated and associated companies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns of and from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, proceedings, liability, debts, judgments, claims and demands whatsoever in law or equity which you ever had, now have, or hereafter can, shall or may have, for or by reason of, or arising directly or indirectly out of your use of the Site and the Services. You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Podblade, its affiliated and associated companies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, punitive, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys’ fees, relating to, resulting from or arising out of, in whole or in part (i) any breach of these Terms, whether or not deemed to be material or immaterial; (ii) the use of or reliance upon the Services, by you or any person acting on your behalf or using your account or Podblade Username and password; or (iii) any material or immaterial violation of any rights, title or interests of any third party.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
In no event shall Podblade be liable to You under any legal or equitable theory, including but not limited to contract, tort, strict liability, negligence, common law or with respect to the site, the service or any content (i) for any lost profits, loss of use, or actual, special, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever. You understand that your sole remedy for any damages you allege have been sustained as a result of the Services is to cancel your subscription. PODBLADE, AND THEIR LICENSEES, AFFILIATES, AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY, AND OUR SOLE LIABILITY SHALL BE YOUR ABILITY TO TERMINATE THE SERVICE EFFECTIVE UPON RECEIPT BY PODBLADE OF YOUR WRITTEN NOTICE OF TERMINATION, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
Podblade, podblade.com and other Podblade LLC graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, service names and any other intellectual property are the sole and exclusive intellectual property of Podblade. Podblade’s intellectual property may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Podblade. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the images and icons available in the Podblade Press Kit may be used by partners and approved third party sites in connection with providing appropriate links to the Podblade Site.
SUPPORT REQUESTS & REASONABLE USE
Support must be requested through the proper channels to be received and responded to in a reasonable amount of time. To request support please email [email protected] Each request is subject to an effective subscription if the request does not pertain to sales. The effort required for production is exclusively determined by the Podblade management beforehand and is set in place by subscription packages available. For work outside of the scope of the Podblade subscription agreements, Podblade management may provide alternative solutions to the client including referral to the Podblade partner network. Podblade provides production, transcription, and show notes services with a 48 hour return time frame from submission. Your requests are subject to approval by Podblade management or by its assigned agent.
NATURE OF REQUESTS
Requests should fall within the following categories.
- Podcast post-recording show production
- Podcast promotional materials
- Podcast show notes
If you are unsure about the whether or not a request meets these criteria, submit it as a ticket to our support system and we will either accept the ticket or deny the ticket based on managerial approval. Examples of requests which shall not meet Podblade management approval for support:
- Multi-show production with one subscription
- Help fixing podcast software
- Help with podcasting website related issues
- Any episode deemed to exceed 2 hours of RAW recordings
Certain services available may include materials from third parties. Podblade may provide links to third-party websites as a convenience to you. You agree that Podblade is not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and does not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third parties. You agree that you will not use any third-party materials in a manner that would infringe or violate the rights of any other party and that Podblade is not in any way responsible for any such use by you.
5 Day Return
The term “5 Day Return” is subject to a reasonable use clause. The definition of reasonable use is determined by Podblade management, at its sole and exclusive discretion. Customers deemed to be abusing the Podblade service will be contacted by the Podblade management. Podblade management retains the sole and absolute discretion to suspend service to you if we deem necessary.
TERMINATION & CANCELLATION
Cancellation can occur at any time. You are never required to stay with us – in fact, we’d prefer you have the option to leave if you are unhappy with our service and give us feedback on how we can serve you better. Podblade may terminate or suspend any and all Services and/or your Podblade account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, or for no reason, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your Podblade account, you must Contact us with your termination request. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability. You can contact us through [email protected] to issue a termination request.
Podblade reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the terms at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the terms, Podblade will notify you by posting an announcement on the site. What constitutes a material change will be determined at Podblade’s sole discretion. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Using any service or viewing any content following notification of a material change to the terms shall constitute your acceptance of the Terms as modified.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Terms and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Podblade in any respect whatsoever. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. Podblade shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond Podblade’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including “line-noise” interference). If any provision of the Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. Podblade may transfer, assign or delegate the Terms and its rights and obligations without your consent. The Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Government of Canada, as if made within Canada between two residents thereof, the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Canadian courts. Both parties agree that the Terms is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of the Terms, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise expressly provided herein.
Last Updated: 11 October 2019